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OP 38-08/09 Marshalled


Item 4: Order Paper 38 08/09 – 23 February 2009

Private Members’ Business - Motions

Motion - Closure of Residential Care Homes

That this Assembly expresses its opposition to the proposed closure of residential care homes by a number of Health and Social Care Trusts; and calls on the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety to intervene and listen to the concerns of the community and take appropriate action to minimise the pain, stress and anxiety that this uncertainty has created among elderly care home residents, their families and health workers.

[Mr E Poots]
[Mr A Ross]
[Mr P Weir]
[Mr A Easton]

The Speaker has selected the following amendment(s) for debate:

Amendment 1: At end insert:

‘; and further calls on the Minister to ensure that any proposals coming from Trusts are equality proofed so that services are available for those most in need.’

[Ms S Ramsey]
[Mrs M O’Neill]
[Ms C McGill]