“We support the recommendations of the independent pay review body and recognise the need for our health staff to be properly paid. It is clear that the Health Minister will require additional support to fund these recommendations.
The Government should move quickly to allocate additional resources and we will continue to make the case for Westminster to provide adequate funding as well as for a future local Executive to tackle waiting lists and reform our health system.
In order to have a solid foundation for successful devolution those issues that have eroded confidence need to be dealt with once and for all. It is further welcome development that the NI Protocol Bill will now complete its Commons stages before the Westminster summer recess.”