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Without a Stormont Executive can ‘caretaker’ Robin Swann make crucial changes health service needs?

Lisa Smyth


After four Royal Colleges and the BMA warned that Stormont’s paralysis could cost lives on International Nurses Day on Thursday, Lisa Smyth looks at the chances of change while in political limbo

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Health Minister Robin Swann

Health Minister Robin Swann

Health Minister Robin Swann

The message to our politicians from doctors and nurses couldn’t be clearer — form an Executive to stop more patients needlessly coming to harm.

The irony cannot be ignored that on the same day Northern Ireland celebrated its incredible nursing workforce, five organisations representing staff on the frontline felt it necessary to take the unusual step to unite and make a direct appeal to our politicians over the state of the NHS.


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