AQW 32775/11-15

Mr Daithí McKay
Sinn Féin
North Antrim

Tabled Date: 07/04/2014
Answered On Date: 14/04/2014
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety how many of the twenty patients, or their families, were contacted in advance of his written statement on the Northern Health and Social Care Trust on 28 March 2014.

Revised Answer:
The Northern Health & Social Care Trust identified to my Department 20 separate incidents in which the response by the Trust was below standard. The Trust further advises that, where appropriate, the patients/families of those involved have been advised and that in one case this communication took place after 28 March.
This is a sensitive issue for families and requires careful interaction. It is also important to understand that families may choose to decline engagement with the Serious Adverse Incident process.