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Robin Swann: My worst moment? There's one of those virtually every day

Health Minister Robin Swann says he accepts it was a mistake to relax the Covid regulations at Christmas... and we are now paying the price for that

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Busy man: Robin Swann has found himself addressing the public on an almost daily basis

Busy man: Robin Swann has found himself addressing the public on an almost daily basis

Busy man: Robin Swann has found himself addressing the public on an almost daily basis

Allowing people across Northern Ireland to mix at Christmas was not worth the resulting devastation wreaked on the health service, Robin Swann has said.

The Health Minister has given the assessment as he warned some cancer patients will have worse outcomes as result of their operations being cancelled as the health service responds to the huge surge in Covid-19 patients.

In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, as he marked one year as Health Minister, Mr Swann paid tribute to the thousands of staff who are propping up the NHS as it buckles under the pressure of the pandemic.


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