AQW 11431/11-15

Mr Oliver McMullan
Sinn Féin
East Antrim

Tabled Date: 08/05/2012
Answered On Date: 17/05/2012
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why the Compton Report did not include councils.

In June 2011, I announced a review of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland to be led by John Compton, Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB). The Review was to examine:
the future provision of services including acute hospital configuration;
the development of primary health care services and social care; and
the interfaces between the sectors.
The Review Report ‘Transforming Your Care’ was published on 13 December 2011.
The Review Team undertook extensive engagement during the review period. This included 6 public meetings across Northern Ireland to which all Councils were invited. In addition, all interested parties were encouraged to provide written submissions if they so wished. Submissions were received from two Councils.