Robin Swan

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Robin Swan added : "Don't let your anger risk you, your family's life or the safety of someone else" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Care homes remain at the forefront of our battle against the virus and it is essential that they are provided with as much support as possible," "The threat will be with us on a long-term basis so it is vital that we learn lessons from the devastating experiences in care homes not just here, but internationally" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : ”I remain very concerned that not all people who should be contacting their GP or attending hospitals are doing so. Coronavirus is not the only thing out there that’s killing people,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Thankfully the number of closed outbreaks at homes is still continuing to grow,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Don’t think this is all over because that kind of complacency will undo the progress we have all achieved so far,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Thankfully the number of closed outbreaks at homes is still continuing to grow,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I don’t think we’re in a place yet where we need further legislation to actually bring in further penalties on those young people who are gathering,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Thankfully the number of closed outbreaks at homes is still continuing to grow,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I don’t think we’re in a place yet where we need further legislation to actually bring in further penalties on those young people who are gathering,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “The programme launched by the Public Health Agency was extended in recent weeks to cover all new cases of infection. The full service is now operational” External link

irishtimes Monday, June 1, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We will be scaling up the current contact tracing provision to include teams recruited directly to staff the operation," "This will include professionals such as nurses and environmental health officers for contact tracing with lead clinicians and health protection consultants advising on complex situations and local clusters or outbreaks. "The work will be supported through the deployment of trained volunteers when required" External link

bbc Monday, June 1, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We will be scaling up the current contact tracing provision to include teams recruited directly to staff the operation," "This will include professionals such as nurses and environmental health officers for contact tracing with lead clinicians and health protection consultants advising on complex situations and local clusters or outbreaks. "The work will be supported through the deployment of trained volunteers when required" External link

bbc Monday, June 1, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Every one of these statistics represents a person who was loved and is sadly missed. We must always remember that. “While the death rate in NI continues to decrease, Covid-19 is still a very real threat. Everyone must keep following public health advice on social distancing and hand washing" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 29, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “responsibility lies with the people of Northern Ireland” “So the people who are heading out to the beaches, the people that are gathering in the parks and thinking everything’s fine your actions today will have an effect on what we can actually do on June 8,” External link

thecourier Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “Even with significant additional investment, the task of putting this right will be immensely challenging. For the foreseeable future, we will have to plan around the continuing threat posed by Covid-19,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “The truth is that our health service will never be the same again – the challenge for us is to make that reality an opportunity rather than a threat. The way we use services will have to change and innovations like virtual clinics will increasingly become the norm,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said ( about The UK ) : "The battle against the virus is in a new phase now," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan admitted : "we have all been waiting for this day" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan warned : "Covid-19 is still infecting people in our community," "Sadly, there will be more lives lost in the days and week ahead" External link

anglocelt Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan alertou : "A covid-19 ainda está infectando pessoas em nossa comunidade. E, infelizmente, haverá mais vidas perdidas nos próximos dias e semanas" External link

uol Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We have all been waiting for a day like this," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is far too early to allow distractions to take away from the key public messages," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “We became aware of the seriousness of Clifton last week in regards to the current situation and where it deteriorated,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I very much regret that this serious intervention has become necessary. Given the current situation facing care homes with Covid-19, decisive action is essential. I therefore welcome the fact that trusts have started to contact families about moving residents as soon as possible to other facilities which meet their needs" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Given the current situation facing care homes with Covid-19, decisive action is essential," External link

bbc Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I very much regret that this serious intervention has become necessary. Given the current situation facing care homes with Covid-19, decisive action is essential. I therefore welcome the fact that trusts have started to contact families about moving residents as soon as possible to other facilities which meet their needs" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Throughout this pandemic there has been an understandable focus on statistics and percentages, and I have always been determined to ensure that there is the maximum possible transparency. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I want to reassure any home owner or staff member that if at any point they were threatened or felt threatened to take a patient or a resident into their home from a hospital they should let us know. "If these are legitimate concerns that people have, I'll investigate them as part of my role, part of my responsibility as Minister of Health" External link

bbc Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan responded : “When we moved to complete lockdown and isolation, it proved then it was no longer practical because everyone was staying in the house” External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said ( about Mental Health Services ) : "Since taking up post, I have been very clear that mental health is a priority for me," "The Mental Health Action Plan is the first in a series of steps I will take to ensure those suffering from mental ill health will be able to access the services they need, when they need them. "The importance of this has been brought into sharp focus during these unprecedented times, when the mental health of the population is suffering as a result of the devastating impact of Covid-19. "That is why the action plan includes a dedicated Covid-19 response plan which outlines the psychological wellbeing and mental health response to the current pandemic" External link

bbc Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The number of organisations, the number of individuals that I'm talking to who are feeling the mental health strains of shielding; of being kept in; of lockdown itself - it's going to be something that we need to support," External link

bbc Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan responded : “When we moved to complete lockdown and isolation, it proved then it was no longer practical because everyone was staying in the house” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Since taking up post, I have been very clear that mental health is a priority for me," External link

bbc Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Testing right across the care home sector is easier to demand than to deliver. It has always been my intention to over-deliver rather than under-promise. " External link

heart Monday, May 18, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Testing right across the care home sector is easier to demand than to deliver. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 18, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It has to be emphasised once again that testing is not a solution to the Covid-19 threat in care homes. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 18, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The allocation is very timely as I am bringing a paper to the Executive seeking investment in the care home workforce," "Care home measures set out in England today - such as providing wellbeing support for staff, seeking to limit staff movement between homes, and increasing clinical support to care homes - reflect steps already taken here in NI" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The allocation is very timely as I am bringing a paper to the Executive seeking investment in the care home workforce," "Care home measures set out in England today - such as providing wellbeing support for staff, seeking to limit staff movement between homes, and increasing clinical support to care homes - reflect steps already taken here in NI" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Vital services have been underfunded, short-term decisions were preferred over long-term planning, difficult choices were ducked, staff were left to feel unappreciated, social care was particularly neglected," External link

RTERadio Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Vital services have been underfunded, short-term decisions were preferred over long-term planning, difficult choices were ducked, staff were left to feel unappreciated, social care was particularly neglected,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It was one of the key strategic tools for tackling Covid-19. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "That is something that we as an Executive will look at when that advice and guidance comes forward and when that additional period of 12 weeks comes to an end," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "That is something that we as an Executive will look at when that advice and guidance comes forward and when that additional period of 12 weeks comes to an end," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “It is a testimony to the work that they did that we are able to bring it down” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “It is a testimony to the work that they did that we are able to bring it down” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “It is a testimony to the work that they did that we are able to bring it down” External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “It is a testimony to the work that they did that we are able to bring it down” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “It is a testimony to the work that they did that we are able to bring it down” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "In practice, these circumstances will largely relate to public transport and retail environments" External link

bbc Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "In practice, these circumstances will largely relate to public transport and retail environments" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said ( about Florence Nightingale ) : "International Nurses Day is particularly important this year not only because it is the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, but because of the exceptional work of nurses in our response to coronavirus. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 11, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is agreed that we recommend that members of the public consider the use of face coverings for short periods in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not possible," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 8, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “While evidence on the overall protection provided by face coverings is not conclusive, on balance it is sufficient to recommend that members of the public consider using them in particular circumstances,” “In practice, these circumstances will largely relate to public transport and retail environments,” External link

thejournal Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "No matter how good the weather is, no matter how strong the temptation might be, don't give in and don't give up," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We don't want to look back in the future with regret," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Mike has resigned as vice-chair (of the committee) and I think that was the right thing for him to do. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Call it my May Day alert," External link

bbc Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Please don't take this as meaning we're near the finishing line - nothing could be further from the truth. "No matter how good the weather is, how strong the temptation might be, don't give in, don't give up" External link

bbc Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “It was as if they were living in a time before Covid-19, completely oblivious of the regulations and social distancing and guidance that have been enunciated and published by our executive here and the government in Westminster,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I was shocked at the images of Aer Lingus,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I was shocked at the images of Aer Lingus. "It is as if they were living in a time before Covid-19" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “It would pile tragedy, upon tragedy if Northern Ireland lost its way at this stage,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “No matter how good the weather is, no matter how strong the temptation might be, don’t give in and don’t give up,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Call it my May Day alert," External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan told : "Please don't take this as meaning we're near the finishing line - nothing could be further from the truth," External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is essential that these tight restrictions are rigorously maintained in the weeks ahead. Quite simply, lives depend on it. So, let me appeal to everyone not to slip back into old habits. Any signs of complacency and impatience must be strongly resisted" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I am delighted to now confirm that the funding has been secured to increase the number of training places by 300 this year, as planned and agreed with trade union colleagues in January," “I trust this news will provide a boost to our hard-working nurses and midwives. This is another step along the path to ensuring that we have enough staff to meet the health and social care demands of Northern Ireland into the future. We are obviously not there yet, but we are heading in the right direction” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is essential that these tight restrictions are rigorously maintained in the weeks ahead. Quite simply, lives depend on it. So, let me appeal to everyone not to slip back into old habits. Any signs of complacency and impatience must be strongly resisted" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Parents should consider the child's health, the risk of infection and the presence of any vulnerable individuals in homes children may be visiting" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Having considered the expert advice and evidence provided by the Committee for the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs, the deferral period for these people will now be reduced to three months,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : “My decision is based solely on the evidence regarding the safety of donated blood,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "countless sacrifices in daily life have been made and it has been worth it" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I very much welcome the fact that the air ambulance is once again responding to emergency calls. " External link

independent-UK Monday, April 27, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "These are tough times and tough asks but the reason we're asking people to respect these draconian asks is to save lives. "We don't have a medical cure for cabin fever but we are asking people for goodwill and determination over the next few weeks to help save lives and to help our health service. "Rather than people just standing at their front door on a Thursday night, clapping in support of the NHS, people should think before leaving their house - 'Is this journey necessary? Do I really have to step my foot outside the front door?' "My job as health minister is to keep the number of deaths here as low as possible but everyone has their part to play" External link

bbc Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "These are tough times and tough asks but the reason we're asking people to respect these draconian asks is to save lives. "We don't have a medical cure for cabin fever but we are asking people for goodwill and determination over the next few weeks to help save lives and to help our health service. "Rather than people just standing at their front door on a Thursday night, clapping in support of the NHS, people should think before leaving their house - 'Is this journey necessary? Do I really have to step my foot outside the front door?' "My job as health minister is to keep the number of deaths here as low as possible but everyone has their part to play" External link

bbc Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "These are tough times and tough asks but the reason we're asking people to respect these draconian asks is to save lives. "We don't have a medical cure for cabin fever but we are asking people for goodwill and determination over the next few weeks to help save lives and to help our health service. "Rather than people just standing at their front door on a Thursday night, clapping in support of the NHS, people should think before leaving their house - 'Is this journey necessary? Do I really have to step my foot outside the front door?' "My job as health minister is to keep the number of deaths here as low as possible but everyone has their part to play" External link

bbc Sunday, April 26, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is vital that those who are unable to leave their home because of Covid-19 continue to get access to their medicines. Many of us can rely on family members, friends, or local support for help. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan told : “They could be managed with appropriate measures and supports put in place, because in terms of the mental support that we need to give individuals, there are a number of people in our community who get that reassurance, that mental support and strength, by going to a graveyard and visiting a grave,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 24, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan told : "They could be managed with appropriate measures and supports put in place, because in terms of the mental support that we need to give individuals, there are a number of people in our community who get that reassurance, that mental support and strength, by going to a graveyard and visiting a grave," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 24, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan told : “They could be managed with appropriate measures and supports put in place, because in terms of the mental support that we need to give individuals, there are a number of people in our community who get that reassurance, that mental support and strength, by going to a graveyard and visiting a grave,” External link

independent-ie Friday, April 24, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "we have never walked these paths before" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan told : "We have never walked these paths before and, sadly, there will be more deaths in the days and weeks ahead," External link

bbc Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “These daily figures are compiled for surveillance purposes to help us track the virus and keep the public as informed as is possible but it’s always important to remember that each of these numbers is an individual, a family bereaved and a life lost,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “These daily figures are compiled for surveillance purposes to help us track the virus and keep the public as informed as is possible but it’s always important to remember that each of these numbers is an individual, a family bereaved and a life lost,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Tackling Covid-19 was never going to be easy, there was never going to be a quick fix but cautiously I do believe we are going to see an improvement," External link

bbc Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I understand that some people may think it is best not to attend their GP or ED when they know the service is under such pressure and I recognise people are making every effort to allow the health services to focus on Covid-19. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We must never forget that behind every death, there are families and friends, so let me convey my deepest sympathies to them" External link

plymouthherald Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "Covid-19 and coronavirus will be with us for quite some time" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We need to look to a point beyond where we are now. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is because of the actions of the people of Northern Ireland taking responsibility, and doing their part in how we combat Covid-19," External link

bbc Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The 250,000 gowns sent to England over the last two weeks will be immediately reimbursed once their own stocks arrive. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, April 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The 250,000 gowns sent to England over the last two weeks will be immediately reimbursed once their own stocks arrive. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, April 20, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Today's report, which indicates that a further 39 deaths were connected to Covid-19 up to April 10, while not unexpected is truly sobering. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said ( about Ards Peninsula ) : "Ensuring frontline staff get the right PPE is a priority. The establishment of this collection point by the South Eastern Trust on the Ards Peninsula means that domiciliary care workers can collect what they need, when they need it" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 17, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "Domiciliary care workers play an important role in all our communities, looking after and caring for our most vulnerable. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 17, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We are in the midst of the biggest public health crisis in the history of Northern Ireland," "We are living through scenes that only three months ago would be wholly unimaginable. We must realise that we are in the fight against this virus for the long haul" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 17, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan expressed : “So, how dare you, how dare you accuse us of not caring?” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan expressed : “So, how dare you, how dare you accuse us of not caring?” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan told : "Let me be clear. Every single one of our residents in nursing and care homes matter just as much as every other citizen in our society," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "If our modelling is accurate, this should be more than sufficient capacity to meet this surge," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Currently, the reporting of Covid-19 deaths falls into two main categories - the PHA publishes a daily surveillance report, which includes information on deaths reported by trusts and focuses mainly on hospital-based deaths. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "those bodies who have stepped forward to assist with increasing our testing capacity will play a crucial part in enhancing our armoury as we fight against Covid-19" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added ( about Queen ) : "I wish to take this opportunity to express my personal thanks to colleagues in AFBI, Queen's and Ulster University, and I also pass on the thanks of my frontline staff and the community as a whole for their efforts," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “My number one priority right now is to save lives and protect those of the staff on the front line. I believe the time has now come that the Ministry of Defence can help me with that,” External link

eureporter Monday, April 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I believe the Army's skills and logistical expertise could assist with the redistribution of essential lifesaving equipment across Northern Ireland to ensure that all hospitals have the materials and resources required to fully enact their surge plans" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, April 12, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I believe the Army’s skills and logistical expertise could assist with the redistribution of essential lifesaving equipment across Northern Ireland to ensure that all hospitals have the materials and resources required to fully enact their surge plans” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "My number one priority right now is to save lives and protect those of the staff on the front line. I believe the time has now come that the Ministry of Defence can help me with that," External link

wsau Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "My number one priority right now is to save lives and protect those of the staff on the front line. I believe the time has now come that the Ministry of Defence can help me with that," External link

firstpost Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I believe the Army’s skills and logistical expertise could assist with the redistribution of essential lifesaving equipment across Northern Ireland to ensure that all hospitals have the materials and resources required to fully enact their surge plans” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "None of us should break or bend the rules this Easter. We must all stay at home. Be part of the fight back not the virus" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 10, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my Department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. This has been the case from day one and is a reflection of the long standing cooperation and relationships built up over many years. We face a common challenge, facing that challenge will test us as never before. We will continue to do everything possible to work together for the best possible outcome" External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my Department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. This has been the case from day one and is a reflection of the long standing cooperation and relationships built up over many years. We face a common challenge, facing that challenge will test us as never before. We will continue to do everything possible to work together for the best possible outcome" External link

cardiffstar Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my Department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. This has been the case from day one and is a reflection of the long standing cooperation and relationships built up over many years. We face a common challenge, facing that challenge will test us as never before. We will continue to do everything possible to work together for the best possible outcome" External link

polandsun Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my Department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. This has been the case from day one and is a reflection of the long standing cooperation and relationships built up over many years. We face a common challenge, facing that challenge will test us as never before. We will continue to do everything possible to work together for the best possible outcome" External link

irishsun Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Given the unprecedented challenge we face, and the fact that in the next short while we face into what will be the most critical period of our fight against Covid-19, I am now having to take decisions that I would never have countenanced previously. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "This is a temporary suspension and I will ensure that the programmes resume at the earliest possible opportunity. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added ( about Ireland First ) : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my Department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. This has been the case from day one and is a reflection of the long standing cooperation and relationships built up over many years. "We face a common challenge, a challenge that will test us as never before. We will continue to do everything possible to work together for the best possible outcome” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added ( about Ireland First ) : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It was discussed at the Executive today and the decision is with the Executive" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Of course staff deserve to have the right type of PPE and get it when they need it,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Of course staff deserve to have the right type of PPE and get it when they need it," External link

independent-ie Friday, April 3, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Now is not the time for us to lose our nerve," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 3, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Now is not the time for us to lose our nerve," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 3, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The situation with PPE supply has been made more challenging by the fact that supply routes from China, a leading global provider, were closed until recently," External link

bbc Friday, April 3, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan responded : “The commerciality of the contract they have negotiated with the United Kingdom is without my scope,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “The situation with PPE supply has been made more challenging by the fact that supply routes from China, a leading global provider, were closed until recently,” External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "It is important to emphasise again that this modelling work is not a prediction or forecast. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I fully recognise the challenges these emergency arrangements will present for staff, with new ways of working and in many cases a new workplace location. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan responded : “The commerciality of the contract they have negotiated with the United Kingdom is without my scope,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "It is important to emphasise again that this modelling work is not a prediction or forecast. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I fully recognise the challenges these emergency arrangements will present for staff, with new ways of working and in many cases a new workplace location. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is important to emphasise again that this modelling work is not a prediction or forecast. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I fully recognise the challenges these emergency arrangements will present for staff, with new ways of working and in many cases a new workplace location. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan told : "Your actions today, tomorrow and your actions over the next few days can have a direct impact on the number of people that could actually die from Covid-19," External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is essential that these tight restrictions are rigorously maintained in the weeks ahead. Quite simply, lives depend on it," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is essential that these tight restrictions are rigorously maintained in the weeks ahead. Quite simply, lives depend on it," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "This is a really encouraging and positive response and I know the numbers will grow further. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 30, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "Our message to people across all the staff groups is simple and urgent - Northern Ireland needs you," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 30, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The coronavirus pandemic is affecting every one of us, and every aspect of public life. We think particularly of those who have lost loved ones to this virus. " External link

independent-ie Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is a very fluid situation and there is inevitably very high demand for PPE. It needs to be emphasised that we have substantial PPE in stock and it is being issued to the system, with more orders placed,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 27, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is a very fluid situation and there is inevitably very high demand for PPE. It needs to be emphasised that we have substantial PPE in stock and it is being issued to the system, with more orders placed,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 27, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "As we all prepare ourselves for a critical phase in the battle to save lives, all parts of society have a part to play and it has been heartening indeed to see industry stepping up in the way they are" External link

RTERadio Friday, March 27, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is a very fluid situation and there is inevitably very high demand for PPE. It needs to be emphasised that we have substantial PPE in stock and it is being issued to the system, with more orders placed,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 27, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is a very fluid situation and there is inevitably very high demand for PPE. It needs to be emphasised that we have substantial PPE in stock and it is being issued to the system, with more orders placed,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 27, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is a very fluid situation and there is inevitably very high demand for PPE. It needs to be emphasised that we have substantial PPE in stock and it is being issued to the system, with more orders placed,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 27, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "To give any sort of commitment now that we will return 100% to where we were two months ago - I can't give it. I won't give it, because I can't stand over it," External link

bbc Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I don't know where the health service will be in a week's time. To give any commitment we will return to where we were two months ago, I can't, because I can't stand over it" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan stated : "My deepest sympathies are extended to the families affected. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan stated : "My deepest sympathies are extended to the families affected. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT



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Robin Swan added : "Don't let your anger risk you, your family's life or the safety of someone else" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:39:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Care homes remain at the forefront of our battle against the virus and it is essential that they are provided with as much support as possible," "The threat will be with us on a long-term basis so it is vital that we learn lessons from the devastating experiences in care homes not just here, but internationally" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:04:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : ”I remain very concerned that not all people who should be contacting their GP or attending hospitals are doing so. Coronavirus is not the only thing out there that’s killing people,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:25:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Thankfully the number of closed outbreaks at homes is still continuing to grow,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:05:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Don’t think this is all over because that kind of complacency will undo the progress we have all achieved so far,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:55:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Thankfully the number of closed outbreaks at homes is still continuing to grow,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I don’t think we’re in a place yet where we need further legislation to actually bring in further penalties on those young people who are gathering,” External link

thecourier Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:44:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Thankfully the number of closed outbreaks at homes is still continuing to grow,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I don’t think we’re in a place yet where we need further legislation to actually bring in further penalties on those young people who are gathering,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “The programme launched by the Public Health Agency was extended in recent weeks to cover all new cases of infection. The full service is now operational” External link

irishtimes Monday, June 1, 2020 2:37:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We will be scaling up the current contact tracing provision to include teams recruited directly to staff the operation," "This will include professionals such as nurses and environmental health officers for contact tracing with lead clinicians and health protection consultants advising on complex situations and local clusters or outbreaks. "The work will be supported through the deployment of trained volunteers when required" External link

bbc Monday, June 1, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We will be scaling up the current contact tracing provision to include teams recruited directly to staff the operation," "This will include professionals such as nurses and environmental health officers for contact tracing with lead clinicians and health protection consultants advising on complex situations and local clusters or outbreaks. "The work will be supported through the deployment of trained volunteers when required" External link

bbc Monday, June 1, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Every one of these statistics represents a person who was loved and is sadly missed. We must always remember that. “While the death rate in NI continues to decrease, Covid-19 is still a very real threat. Everyone must keep following public health advice on social distancing and hand washing" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 29, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “responsibility lies with the people of Northern Ireland” “So the people who are heading out to the beaches, the people that are gathering in the parks and thinking everything’s fine your actions today will have an effect on what we can actually do on June 8,” External link

thecourier Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:37:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “Even with significant additional investment, the task of putting this right will be immensely challenging. For the foreseeable future, we will have to plan around the continuing threat posed by Covid-19,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:33:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “The truth is that our health service will never be the same again – the challenge for us is to make that reality an opportunity rather than a threat. The way we use services will have to change and innovations like virtual clinics will increasingly become the norm,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 28, 2020 5:23:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said ( about The UK ) : "The battle against the virus is in a new phase now," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan admitted : "we have all been waiting for this day" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan warned : "Covid-19 is still infecting people in our community," "Sadly, there will be more lives lost in the days and week ahead" External link

anglocelt Tuesday, May 26, 2020 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan alertou : "A covid-19 ainda está infectando pessoas em nossa comunidade. E, infelizmente, haverá mais vidas perdidas nos próximos dias e semanas" External link

uol Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We have all been waiting for a day like this," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is far too early to allow distractions to take away from the key public messages," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 26, 2020 7:29:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “We became aware of the seriousness of Clifton last week in regards to the current situation and where it deteriorated,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I very much regret that this serious intervention has become necessary. Given the current situation facing care homes with Covid-19, decisive action is essential. I therefore welcome the fact that trusts have started to contact families about moving residents as soon as possible to other facilities which meet their needs" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:42:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Given the current situation facing care homes with Covid-19, decisive action is essential," External link

bbc Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:23:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I very much regret that this serious intervention has become necessary. Given the current situation facing care homes with Covid-19, decisive action is essential. I therefore welcome the fact that trusts have started to contact families about moving residents as soon as possible to other facilities which meet their needs" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 23, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Throughout this pandemic there has been an understandable focus on statistics and percentages, and I have always been determined to ensure that there is the maximum possible transparency. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I want to reassure any home owner or staff member that if at any point they were threatened or felt threatened to take a patient or a resident into their home from a hospital they should let us know. "If these are legitimate concerns that people have, I'll investigate them as part of my role, part of my responsibility as Minister of Health" External link

bbc Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan responded : “When we moved to complete lockdown and isolation, it proved then it was no longer practical because everyone was staying in the house” External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:09:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said ( about Mental Health Services ) : "Since taking up post, I have been very clear that mental health is a priority for me," "The Mental Health Action Plan is the first in a series of steps I will take to ensure those suffering from mental ill health will be able to access the services they need, when they need them. "The importance of this has been brought into sharp focus during these unprecedented times, when the mental health of the population is suffering as a result of the devastating impact of Covid-19. "That is why the action plan includes a dedicated Covid-19 response plan which outlines the psychological wellbeing and mental health response to the current pandemic" External link

bbc Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The number of organisations, the number of individuals that I'm talking to who are feeling the mental health strains of shielding; of being kept in; of lockdown itself - it's going to be something that we need to support," External link

bbc Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan responded : “When we moved to complete lockdown and isolation, it proved then it was no longer practical because everyone was staying in the house” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, May 20, 2020 4:29:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Since taking up post, I have been very clear that mental health is a priority for me," External link

bbc Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Testing right across the care home sector is easier to demand than to deliver. It has always been my intention to over-deliver rather than under-promise. " External link

heart Monday, May 18, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Testing right across the care home sector is easier to demand than to deliver. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 18, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It has to be emphasised once again that testing is not a solution to the Covid-19 threat in care homes. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 18, 2020 9:33:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The allocation is very timely as I am bringing a paper to the Executive seeking investment in the care home workforce," "Care home measures set out in England today - such as providing wellbeing support for staff, seeking to limit staff movement between homes, and increasing clinical support to care homes - reflect steps already taken here in NI" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:42:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The allocation is very timely as I am bringing a paper to the Executive seeking investment in the care home workforce," "Care home measures set out in England today - such as providing wellbeing support for staff, seeking to limit staff movement between homes, and increasing clinical support to care homes - reflect steps already taken here in NI" External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, May 16, 2020 1:32:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Vital services have been underfunded, short-term decisions were preferred over long-term planning, difficult choices were ducked, staff were left to feel unappreciated, social care was particularly neglected," External link

RTERadio Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Vital services have been underfunded, short-term decisions were preferred over long-term planning, difficult choices were ducked, staff were left to feel unappreciated, social care was particularly neglected,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:31:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It was one of the key strategic tools for tackling Covid-19. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "That is something that we as an Executive will look at when that advice and guidance comes forward and when that additional period of 12 weeks comes to an end," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "That is something that we as an Executive will look at when that advice and guidance comes forward and when that additional period of 12 weeks comes to an end," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 13, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “It is a testimony to the work that they did that we are able to bring it down” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “It is a testimony to the work that they did that we are able to bring it down” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, May 13, 2020 9:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “It is a testimony to the work that they did that we are able to bring it down” External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “It is a testimony to the work that they did that we are able to bring it down” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, May 13, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “It is a testimony to the work that they did that we are able to bring it down” External link

newsandstar Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:59:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "In practice, these circumstances will largely relate to public transport and retail environments" External link

bbc Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:15:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "In practice, these circumstances will largely relate to public transport and retail environments" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 12, 2020 3:40:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said ( about Florence Nightingale ) : "International Nurses Day is particularly important this year not only because it is the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, but because of the exceptional work of nurses in our response to coronavirus. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 11, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is agreed that we recommend that members of the public consider the use of face coverings for short periods in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not possible," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 8, 2020 10:12:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “While evidence on the overall protection provided by face coverings is not conclusive, on balance it is sufficient to recommend that members of the public consider using them in particular circumstances,” “In practice, these circumstances will largely relate to public transport and retail environments,” External link

thejournal Thursday, May 7, 2020 10:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "No matter how good the weather is, no matter how strong the temptation might be, don't give in and don't give up," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We don't want to look back in the future with regret," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Mike has resigned as vice-chair (of the committee) and I think that was the right thing for him to do. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, May 6, 2020 9:52:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Call it my May Day alert," External link

bbc Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Please don't take this as meaning we're near the finishing line - nothing could be further from the truth. "No matter how good the weather is, how strong the temptation might be, don't give in, don't give up" External link

bbc Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:58:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “It was as if they were living in a time before Covid-19, completely oblivious of the regulations and social distancing and guidance that have been enunciated and published by our executive here and the government in Westminster,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, May 5, 2020 11:26:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I was shocked at the images of Aer Lingus,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I was shocked at the images of Aer Lingus. "It is as if they were living in a time before Covid-19" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “It would pile tragedy, upon tragedy if Northern Ireland lost its way at this stage,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “No matter how good the weather is, no matter how strong the temptation might be, don’t give in and don’t give up,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 8:08:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Call it my May Day alert," External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan told : "Please don't take this as meaning we're near the finishing line - nothing could be further from the truth," External link

bbc Tuesday, May 5, 2020 7:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is essential that these tight restrictions are rigorously maintained in the weeks ahead. Quite simply, lives depend on it. So, let me appeal to everyone not to slip back into old habits. Any signs of complacency and impatience must be strongly resisted" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:28:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I am delighted to now confirm that the funding has been secured to increase the number of training places by 300 this year, as planned and agreed with trade union colleagues in January," “I trust this news will provide a boost to our hard-working nurses and midwives. This is another step along the path to ensuring that we have enough staff to meet the health and social care demands of Northern Ireland into the future. We are obviously not there yet, but we are heading in the right direction” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 3:10:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is essential that these tight restrictions are rigorously maintained in the weeks ahead. Quite simply, lives depend on it. So, let me appeal to everyone not to slip back into old habits. Any signs of complacency and impatience must be strongly resisted" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 4, 2020 1:18:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Parents should consider the child's health, the risk of infection and the presence of any vulnerable individuals in homes children may be visiting" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Having considered the expert advice and evidence provided by the Committee for the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs, the deferral period for these people will now be reduced to three months,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : “My decision is based solely on the evidence regarding the safety of donated blood,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, April 30, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "countless sacrifices in daily life have been made and it has been worth it" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 29, 2020 9:47:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I very much welcome the fact that the air ambulance is once again responding to emergency calls. " External link

independent-UK Monday, April 27, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "These are tough times and tough asks but the reason we're asking people to respect these draconian asks is to save lives. "We don't have a medical cure for cabin fever but we are asking people for goodwill and determination over the next few weeks to help save lives and to help our health service. "Rather than people just standing at their front door on a Thursday night, clapping in support of the NHS, people should think before leaving their house - 'Is this journey necessary? Do I really have to step my foot outside the front door?' "My job as health minister is to keep the number of deaths here as low as possible but everyone has their part to play" External link

bbc Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:13:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "These are tough times and tough asks but the reason we're asking people to respect these draconian asks is to save lives. "We don't have a medical cure for cabin fever but we are asking people for goodwill and determination over the next few weeks to help save lives and to help our health service. "Rather than people just standing at their front door on a Thursday night, clapping in support of the NHS, people should think before leaving their house - 'Is this journey necessary? Do I really have to step my foot outside the front door?' "My job as health minister is to keep the number of deaths here as low as possible but everyone has their part to play" External link

bbc Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "These are tough times and tough asks but the reason we're asking people to respect these draconian asks is to save lives. "We don't have a medical cure for cabin fever but we are asking people for goodwill and determination over the next few weeks to help save lives and to help our health service. "Rather than people just standing at their front door on a Thursday night, clapping in support of the NHS, people should think before leaving their house - 'Is this journey necessary? Do I really have to step my foot outside the front door?' "My job as health minister is to keep the number of deaths here as low as possible but everyone has their part to play" External link

bbc Sunday, April 26, 2020 3:24:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is vital that those who are unable to leave their home because of Covid-19 continue to get access to their medicines. Many of us can rely on family members, friends, or local support for help. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, April 25, 2020 11:28:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan told : “They could be managed with appropriate measures and supports put in place, because in terms of the mental support that we need to give individuals, there are a number of people in our community who get that reassurance, that mental support and strength, by going to a graveyard and visiting a grave,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 24, 2020 12:21:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan told : "They could be managed with appropriate measures and supports put in place, because in terms of the mental support that we need to give individuals, there are a number of people in our community who get that reassurance, that mental support and strength, by going to a graveyard and visiting a grave," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 24, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan told : “They could be managed with appropriate measures and supports put in place, because in terms of the mental support that we need to give individuals, there are a number of people in our community who get that reassurance, that mental support and strength, by going to a graveyard and visiting a grave,” External link

independent-ie Friday, April 24, 2020 2:40:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "we have never walked these paths before" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 23, 2020 10:08:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan told : "We have never walked these paths before and, sadly, there will be more deaths in the days and weeks ahead," External link

bbc Thursday, April 23, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “These daily figures are compiled for surveillance purposes to help us track the virus and keep the public as informed as is possible but it’s always important to remember that each of these numbers is an individual, a family bereaved and a life lost,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 23, 2020 12:02:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “These daily figures are compiled for surveillance purposes to help us track the virus and keep the public as informed as is possible but it’s always important to remember that each of these numbers is an individual, a family bereaved and a life lost,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 22, 2020 8:29:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Tackling Covid-19 was never going to be easy, there was never going to be a quick fix but cautiously I do believe we are going to see an improvement," External link

bbc Wednesday, April 22, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I understand that some people may think it is best not to attend their GP or ED when they know the service is under such pressure and I recognise people are making every effort to allow the health services to focus on Covid-19. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 11:49:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We must never forget that behind every death, there are families and friends, so let me convey my deepest sympathies to them" External link

plymouthherald Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:09:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "Covid-19 and coronavirus will be with us for quite some time" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We need to look to a point beyond where we are now. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 21, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is because of the actions of the people of Northern Ireland taking responsibility, and doing their part in how we combat Covid-19," External link

bbc Tuesday, April 21, 2020 1:11:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The 250,000 gowns sent to England over the last two weeks will be immediately reimbursed once their own stocks arrive. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, April 20, 2020 3:00:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The 250,000 gowns sent to England over the last two weeks will be immediately reimbursed once their own stocks arrive. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, April 20, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Today's report, which indicates that a further 39 deaths were connected to Covid-19 up to April 10, while not unexpected is truly sobering. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, April 18, 2020 12:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said ( about Ards Peninsula ) : "Ensuring frontline staff get the right PPE is a priority. The establishment of this collection point by the South Eastern Trust on the Ards Peninsula means that domiciliary care workers can collect what they need, when they need it" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 17, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "Domiciliary care workers play an important role in all our communities, looking after and caring for our most vulnerable. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 17, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We are in the midst of the biggest public health crisis in the history of Northern Ireland," "We are living through scenes that only three months ago would be wholly unimaginable. We must realise that we are in the fight against this virus for the long haul" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 17, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan expressed : “So, how dare you, how dare you accuse us of not caring?” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan expressed : “So, how dare you, how dare you accuse us of not caring?” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 8:37:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan told : "Let me be clear. Every single one of our residents in nursing and care homes matter just as much as every other citizen in our society," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "If our modelling is accurate, this should be more than sufficient capacity to meet this surge," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 15, 2020 7:12:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Currently, the reporting of Covid-19 deaths falls into two main categories - the PHA publishes a daily surveillance report, which includes information on deaths reported by trusts and focuses mainly on hospital-based deaths. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:34:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "those bodies who have stepped forward to assist with increasing our testing capacity will play a crucial part in enhancing our armoury as we fight against Covid-19" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added ( about Queen ) : "I wish to take this opportunity to express my personal thanks to colleagues in AFBI, Queen's and Ulster University, and I also pass on the thanks of my frontline staff and the community as a whole for their efforts," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 14, 2020 11:57:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “My number one priority right now is to save lives and protect those of the staff on the front line. I believe the time has now come that the Ministry of Defence can help me with that,” External link

eureporter Monday, April 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I believe the Army's skills and logistical expertise could assist with the redistribution of essential lifesaving equipment across Northern Ireland to ensure that all hospitals have the materials and resources required to fully enact their surge plans" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, April 12, 2020 2:04:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I believe the Army’s skills and logistical expertise could assist with the redistribution of essential lifesaving equipment across Northern Ireland to ensure that all hospitals have the materials and resources required to fully enact their surge plans” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:54:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "My number one priority right now is to save lives and protect those of the staff on the front line. I believe the time has now come that the Ministry of Defence can help me with that," External link

wsau Sunday, April 12, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "My number one priority right now is to save lives and protect those of the staff on the front line. I believe the time has now come that the Ministry of Defence can help me with that," External link

firstpost Saturday, April 11, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I believe the Army’s skills and logistical expertise could assist with the redistribution of essential lifesaving equipment across Northern Ireland to ensure that all hospitals have the materials and resources required to fully enact their surge plans” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, April 11, 2020 5:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "None of us should break or bend the rules this Easter. We must all stay at home. Be part of the fight back not the virus" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 10, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my Department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. This has been the case from day one and is a reflection of the long standing cooperation and relationships built up over many years. We face a common challenge, facing that challenge will test us as never before. We will continue to do everything possible to work together for the best possible outcome" External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my Department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. This has been the case from day one and is a reflection of the long standing cooperation and relationships built up over many years. We face a common challenge, facing that challenge will test us as never before. We will continue to do everything possible to work together for the best possible outcome" External link

cardiffstar Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:15:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my Department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. This has been the case from day one and is a reflection of the long standing cooperation and relationships built up over many years. We face a common challenge, facing that challenge will test us as never before. We will continue to do everything possible to work together for the best possible outcome" External link

polandsun Wednesday, April 8, 2020 7:44:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my Department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. This has been the case from day one and is a reflection of the long standing cooperation and relationships built up over many years. We face a common challenge, facing that challenge will test us as never before. We will continue to do everything possible to work together for the best possible outcome" External link

irishsun Wednesday, April 8, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Given the unprecedented challenge we face, and the fact that in the next short while we face into what will be the most critical period of our fight against Covid-19, I am now having to take decisions that I would never have countenanced previously. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "This is a temporary suspension and I will ensure that the programmes resume at the earliest possible opportunity. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 8, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added ( about Ireland First ) : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 8, 2020 9:40:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my Department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. This has been the case from day one and is a reflection of the long standing cooperation and relationships built up over many years. "We face a common challenge, a challenge that will test us as never before. We will continue to do everything possible to work together for the best possible outcome” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added ( about Ireland First ) : "I want to acknowledge the ongoing collaborative work between my department, the Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board and their counterparts in the Republic of Ireland. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It was discussed at the Executive today and the decision is with the Executive" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:10:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Of course staff deserve to have the right type of PPE and get it when they need it,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:36:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Of course staff deserve to have the right type of PPE and get it when they need it," External link

independent-ie Friday, April 3, 2020 11:14:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Now is not the time for us to lose our nerve," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 3, 2020 9:55:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Now is not the time for us to lose our nerve," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 3, 2020 8:26:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The situation with PPE supply has been made more challenging by the fact that supply routes from China, a leading global provider, were closed until recently," External link

bbc Friday, April 3, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan responded : “The commerciality of the contract they have negotiated with the United Kingdom is without my scope,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “The situation with PPE supply has been made more challenging by the fact that supply routes from China, a leading global provider, were closed until recently,” External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "It is important to emphasise again that this modelling work is not a prediction or forecast. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I fully recognise the challenges these emergency arrangements will present for staff, with new ways of working and in many cases a new workplace location. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan responded : “The commerciality of the contract they have negotiated with the United Kingdom is without my scope,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "It is important to emphasise again that this modelling work is not a prediction or forecast. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I fully recognise the challenges these emergency arrangements will present for staff, with new ways of working and in many cases a new workplace location. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 2, 2020 10:31:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is important to emphasise again that this modelling work is not a prediction or forecast. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I fully recognise the challenges these emergency arrangements will present for staff, with new ways of working and in many cases a new workplace location. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan told : "Your actions today, tomorrow and your actions over the next few days can have a direct impact on the number of people that could actually die from Covid-19," External link

bbc Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is essential that these tight restrictions are rigorously maintained in the weeks ahead. Quite simply, lives depend on it," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 1, 2020 3:47:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It is essential that these tight restrictions are rigorously maintained in the weeks ahead. Quite simply, lives depend on it," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 1, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "This is a really encouraging and positive response and I know the numbers will grow further. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 30, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : "Our message to people across all the staff groups is simple and urgent - Northern Ireland needs you," External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, March 30, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The coronavirus pandemic is affecting every one of us, and every aspect of public life. We think particularly of those who have lost loved ones to this virus. " External link

independent-ie Sunday, March 29, 2020 11:17:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is a very fluid situation and there is inevitably very high demand for PPE. It needs to be emphasised that we have substantial PPE in stock and it is being issued to the system, with more orders placed,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 27, 2020 8:59:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is a very fluid situation and there is inevitably very high demand for PPE. It needs to be emphasised that we have substantial PPE in stock and it is being issued to the system, with more orders placed,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 27, 2020 8:51:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "As we all prepare ourselves for a critical phase in the battle to save lives, all parts of society have a part to play and it has been heartening indeed to see industry stepping up in the way they are" External link

RTERadio Friday, March 27, 2020 7:23:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is a very fluid situation and there is inevitably very high demand for PPE. It needs to be emphasised that we have substantial PPE in stock and it is being issued to the system, with more orders placed,” External link

chesterfirst Friday, March 27, 2020 7:17:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is a very fluid situation and there is inevitably very high demand for PPE. It needs to be emphasised that we have substantial PPE in stock and it is being issued to the system, with more orders placed,” External link

thecourier Friday, March 27, 2020 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is a very fluid situation and there is inevitably very high demand for PPE. It needs to be emphasised that we have substantial PPE in stock and it is being issued to the system, with more orders placed,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, March 27, 2020 2:14:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "To give any sort of commitment now that we will return 100% to where we were two months ago - I can't give it. I won't give it, because I can't stand over it," External link

bbc Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:55:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I don't know where the health service will be in a week's time. To give any commitment we will return to where we were two months ago, I can't, because I can't stand over it" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:27:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan stated : "My deepest sympathies are extended to the families affected. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan stated : "My deepest sympathies are extended to the families affected. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, March 25, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
leader64.86%EN12/09/201709/12/2017
unionist party leader8.11%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
ulster unionist party leader8.11%EN11/01/201701/11/2017
member5.41%EN04/08/201708/04/2017
chairman1.35%EN01/11/201711/01/2017
representative12.16%EN11/28/201228/11/2012
Names Lang Count
Robin SwannEN91.82%
Robin SwanEN4.40%
Robin SwanFR3.77%


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