Alex Easton MLA has today called on the Health Minister to speed up delivery of the Covid Vaccine to GPs surgery’s in North Down as figures show a slow amount delivered so far.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I was rather dismayed to see the low level of vaccines so far delivered to GP practices across North Down from a NI Assembly question which revealed the level of vaccines delivered in Bangor. This is rather surprising, especially after the Health Minister seemed to indicate the urgency we needed to get things rolled out and how successful we have apparently been so far.”

“The Health Minister needs to urgently show leadership, and no matter what the cost ensure that the resources for the fastest possible delivery of the vaccine to our GP practices and staff and training that are needed are put in place, so that everyone in North Down who wishes to take the vaccine voluntarily gets the vaccine but at a speedier rate. I know that this is a huge undertaking, but surly there is the funding there to expand on the rate of vaccine delivery. If the Minister needs to use the Army to deliver vaccines, I am sure people will not mind because we are all in this together and it makes no difference as to who gives us the vaccination”

“The Health Minister has the plans in place, he just needs to increase vaccine delivery and the capacity and if there is financial issues then go to the NI Executive and discuss the problem, and ask for more finances to get this done faster, as people’s lives and health are depended on this, and we want to get back to normality as soon as we all can, so let’s speed this process up”


Ends:

Alex Easton MLA

Phone – 07989325665

AQW 12679/17-22 Mr Alex Easton
(DUP – North Down)
To ask the Minister of Health how many COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered for use to (i) Bangor Health Centre; (ii) Silverbirch Medical Practice; (iii) Ashley Medical Centre; (iv) Cleland Park Surgery; (v) Bloomfield Surgery; (vi) Springhill Surgery; and (vii) Green Road Medical Centre. [Priority Written] 14/01/2021 To be answered by 19/01/2021 Covid 19; Health centres; North Down

 

As of noon at 15 January, the number of Covid-19 vaccines delivered to GP practices in Bangor for use are as follows:-Quantity Account Delivered for your information.

800 BANGOR HEALTH CENTRE07/01/2021

300 BLOOMFIELD SURGERY07/01/2021

100 CLELAND PARK SURGERY07/01/2021

100 GREEN ROAD MEDICAL CENTRE07/01/2021

200 ASHLEY MEDICAL CENTRE07/01/2021

400 SPRINGHILL SURGERY07/01/2021

100 SILVERBIRCH MEDICAL PRACTICE07/01/2021

100 SILVERBIRCH MEDICAL PRACTICE15/01/2021

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