Robin Swan

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Robin Swan said : "I am delighted to announce Maria McIlgorm as Northern Ireland's new Chief Nursing Officer. Maria brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge that will complement the dedication and professionalism of the nurses, midwives and Allied Health professional across the health and care sector" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, January 19, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Last year when I published a new Elective Care Framework to tackle the waiting lists, I gave a clear commitment that I wanted to see all HSC capacity utilised whenever and wherever possible. " External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:40:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Our biggest challenge within health has been the systemic underfunding for the past 10 years,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Our biggest challenge within health has been the systemic underfunding for the past 10 years,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Our biggest challenge within health has been the systemic underfunding for the past 10 years,” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Our biggest challenge within health has been the systemic underfunding for the past 10 years,” External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Our biggest challenge within health has been the systemic underfunding for the past 10 years,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

standard Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:58:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “If information on diseases where the evidence for an association with air pollution is currently less robust is taken into account, then these costs could rise to nearly £5.4m,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:22:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “The time for talk is over. What we need now is concerted action,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, January 9, 2022 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “The time for talk is over. What we need now is concerted action,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, January 9, 2022 5:55:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It's important that smokers are aware of the new regulations and realise that if you smoke in a car while a child is there, or if you're the driver and you allow someone to smoke in these circumstances, you will be committing an offence which carries a hefty penalty. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, January 7, 2022 4:06:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Faced with this very real threat, getting your booster dose right now is the single most important step you can take,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan commented : "I have worked closely with Richard since I became Health Minister almost two years ago. He has worked tirelessly and with great dedication in an extremely challenging role and I am grateful for his resolute commitment during the most testing time for our health service. " External link

northernirelandnews Saturday, January 1, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Traditionally this is a time when we look forward with hope and optimism. This year we will do the same but that must be tempered by continued caution and awareness that our actions will play a massive part in how we move forward in the weeks and months ahead,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 31, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Traditionally this is a time when we look forward with hope and optimism. This year we will do the same but that must be tempered by continued caution and awareness that our actions will play a massive part in how we move forward in the weeks and months ahead,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 31, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “There remains a great deal of uncertainty about Omicron,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, December 25, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Patients in Northern Ireland will benefit from these national procurement contracts. Our COVID-19 booster programme continues at unparalleled pace and it's vital we further bolster our response to the virus by ensuring access to the world's best treatments" External link

northernirelandnews Saturday, December 25, 2021 2:16:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “There remains a great deal of uncertainty about Omicron,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, December 24, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “There remains a great deal of uncertainty about Omicron,” External link

dailyecho Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “There remains a great deal of uncertainty about Omicron,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I am very encouraged to see the numbers of people coming forward for first and second doses and booster jabs in recent days and weeks, but it must be emphasised that we cannot rely solely on the booster programme to combat Omicron. We all have a vital role to play in not spreading the virus and these changes announced today, whilst difficult, are required urgently. We need to keep making safer choices in our daily lives and to regularly use lateral flow tests to help protect each other" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, December 17, 2021 11:11:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Advance Care Planning should be an important part of life for all adults. A critical part of this is thinking about the things that matter to us and having conversations about our wishes, feelings, beliefs, values and preferences for our future, including future care and treatment. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, December 17, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “I would ask for those who seek division over this issue to look to what we can achieve when we pull together rather than looking for further division and we tackle Covid as a united society in Northern Ireland, doing everything that we can and everything that we know works” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “We’ll see this through, we’ll come through it as a stronger service and health service because of the changes, we’ve had to evolve necessarily” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “I would ask for those who seek division over this issue to look to what we can achieve when we pull together rather than looking for further division and we tackle Covid as a united society in Northern Ireland, doing everything that we can and everything that we know works” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “We’ll see this through, we’ll come through it as a stronger service and health service because of the changes, we’ve had to evolve necessarily” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I intend to announce plans in the next few days in regards to booster availability for younger age groups,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Everyone involved in our vaccination programme is continuing to work extremely hard to further accelerate the booster programme, while also providing first and second doses. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:07:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “Christmas is on, but we need to be careful about it” “I don’t want to be in a position where we have to come forward to ask for more restrictions at this point in time, but it is about utilising the benefits that come with the restrictions we have in place currently,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I don't think anyone can guarantee anything as regards Covid," External link

bbc Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Our fight against Covid 19 is still not over. The recent emergence of the new variant Omicron has highlighted this. Face coverings continue to be an effective public health measure against this virus. We all have a part to play to curtail the transmission of Covid 19 and to protect ourselves and those we come into contact with on a daily basis. This includes keeping your distance, wearing a face covering, good hand hygiene and of course getting a Covid 19 vaccine and your booster" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, December 8, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Firefighters have a unique and extensive set of skills and capabilities. Last April I had the privilege to see their bravery and dedication at first-hand when they tackled a serious blaze up the Mourne Mountains and more recently in Ballymoney at a disused factory site. That tireless determination is not unique to that one fire. The work of a firefighter often extends beyond that of fires and I commend them for the work they do each and every day in helping protect each and every one of us. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, December 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan responded : “We have set up some mega-clinics that we have been able to run, we have run some dental mega-clinics, we also ran some paediatric dental mega-clinics through some of the trusts at a regional level as well” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I am a supporter of Covid certificates. Can we just clear this up: is there scientific and medical evidence that Covid certificates will help?” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “What is your message to the Northern Ireland public in response to recent comments from senior politicians who seem to have become experts in epidemiology, that this new variant is going to be a mild condition?” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I want to once again place on record my gratitude and admiration to all who work in our health and social care system. So many staff have worked extremely long hours under enormous pressure during the pandemic. Staff are the backbone of our health and social care services and I want to recognise their continued professionalism in delivering high-quality effective care to people across Northern Ireland" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Mouth cancer is a serious and debilitating disease that can devastate lives and prematurely end them. Dental professionals are in a prime position to raise awareness of mouth cancer and to educate the public about this devastating condition. We all need to be 'mouth aware. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I look to my colleague the Justice Minister to take the lead in pursuing a minimum of 80% adherence to the wearing of face-covering requirements” External link

thecourier Monday, November 22, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I look to my colleague the Justice Minister to take the lead in pursuing a minimum of 80% adherence to the wearing of face-covering requirements” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 22, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I look to my colleague the Justice Minister to take the lead in pursuing a minimum of 80% adherence to the wearing of face-covering requirements” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 22, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan warns : “Enforcement needs to be strengthened and action taken against those who are non-compliant, otherwise the public will see compliance as unimportant and optional and we will not secure the benefit which the wearing of face coverings offers,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 19, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I am very pleased to see the rollout of boosters accelerating,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 19, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan warns : “Enforcement needs to be strengthened and action taken against those who are non-compliant, otherwise the public will see compliance as unimportant and optional and we will not secure the benefit which the wearing of face coverings offers,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 19, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious and growing global public health concern. The use of antibiotics is essential for saving lives in conditions such as sepsis, and without effective antibiotics, even minor surgery and routine operations could become high risk procedures due to the increased likelihood of infection by resistant organisms. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The domestic certification app has been in place - it's been up and running for over a week and I would encourage people to download it to ensure they have it when they need it," External link

bbc Monday, November 15, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I wish to mark the occasion of International Pathology Day by putting on record my vision for the delivery of modern, sustainable, world-class pathology services for Northern Ireland. My department is preparing to commence a programme of work in 2022 to produce a detailed blueprint for moving to a single, regional HSC pathology service management structure, which works in partnership with other HSC organisations, is supported by modern information systems and infrastructure and which works more efficiently and effectively to deliver patient and service user benefits" External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan wrote : “We in Northern Ireland are very proud of the fact that one of the greatest music legends of the past 50 years comes from our part of the world,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan wrote : “We in Northern Ireland are very proud of the fact that one of the greatest music legends of the past 50 years comes from our part of the world,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I don’t know where he gets his facts,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 8, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan wrote : “He could have chosen to sing about how we all can help save lives. He could have written a tribute to our health and social care workers on the frontline,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, November 7, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Today marks another major achievement for the hospital and the South Eastern Trust. These facilities will provide patients with state of the art services befitting the 21st Century. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I hope we don't get into a position where we have to go down the lengths of a further lockdown. I think we'll be doing all that we can as an Executive collectively to make sure that we don't get to that extreme level. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I am quite content to ask for them and it is something we currently keep under review,” “It also depends on the Ministry of Defence as well. It is not a standing pool of people we can use and utilise all the time” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "When we met yesterday everything was on the table. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is not as simple or straightforward as it may appear, as a number of challenges need to be addressed to increase our current capacity, including improving the current accommodation to ensure it is fit for purpose for the future,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 1, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "We are continuing to see a high number of positive cases each day in Northern Ireland which is concerning. Therefore I would again remind people of the importance of getting tested should they develop symptoms. Alongside vaccination and contact tracing, Covid-19 testing remains one of the main pillars of protection against this virus. Please do the right thing" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I welcome the review of Child Health Waiting Lists in Northern Ireland carried out by the Commissioner for Children and Young People. Waiting times were clearly unacceptable prior to COVID-19 and have been exacerbated by the devastating impact of the pandemic across all aspects of service provision including, unfortunately, across children's services. " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “based on September monitoring information, there are no red flag paediatric patients waiting more than 52 weeks” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "No one should be obstructed or intimidated from accessing lawful healthcare services for whatever reason, including the staff who work at these facilities. "It is for the Northern Ireland Assembly to determine whether the proposals set out in this bill will provide an effective means for protecting those rights, alongside the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. "These are complex legal issues and my department will support trusts in implementing any decision taken by the assembly as required" External link

bbc Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "No one should be obstructed or intimidated from accessing lawful healthcare services for whatever reason, including the staff who work at these facilities. "It is for the Northern Ireland Assembly to determine whether the proposals set out in this bill will provide an effective means for protecting those rights, alongside the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. "These are complex legal issues and my department will support trusts in implementing any decision taken by the assembly as required" External link

bbc Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Nicotine is highly addictive and, according to the World Health Organisation, exposure to nicotine whilst still in adolescence can lead to long-term consequences for brain development. " External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, October 10, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said ( about Mobile App ) : “If you suffer from, or care for anyone with health conditions that may be exacerbated by high air pollution events I would urge you download the ‘Northern Ireland Air’ Mobile App, which offers a service that sends a notification to the user’s mobile phone when levels of elevated pollutants are detected or the air quality forecast has identified elevated levels of pollutants” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "These were truly shameful events that happened and were allowed to happen by state, church and wider society.These women and their now adult children deserve to have their stories told and the Truth Recovery Design Panel was established to help facilitate that.I welcome the publication of the report today and the Executive will now take time to consider the comprehensive recommendations" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "Please don't delay. Don't be left behind - don't miss out on the benefits that vaccination brings. We have now administered over 2.5 million jabs in NI, including first and second doses. Come and join the vast majority of the population who are standing on safer ground. " External link

northernirelandnews Monday, October 4, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “What concerns me now is not just the level of opposition but it’s also now the level of threat of violence that is actually being insinuated and targeted against a number of people both working in the health department. And also in the vaccination programme,” “We’re also now seeing a different level of antagonism,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “What concerns me now is not just the level of opposition but it’s also now the level of threat of violence that is actually being insinuated and targeted against a number of people both working in the health department. And also in the vaccination programme,” “We’re also now seeing a different level of antagonism,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We expect to see up to 80 military medical technicians deploy here in Northern Ireland within the next week or so. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan responded : "Can you allay fears that such relaxations won't be reversed coming into the winter months because of the ongoing pressures in our hospitals?" External link

RTERadio Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan responded : "Can I assure that we won't have to reverse some of those decisions or bring back those restrictions? No, because I think it would be foolish for anyone to give those levels of commitment when we don't know what is in front of us over the next four months. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Our trusts are currently putting their winter surge plans in place, they are also putting Covid surge plans in place and what I have asked them to do is to put those all together as a service-wide winter and surge plan so that there is no difference, that we are looking at this as a single-system approach as we approach what could be a challenging three to four months. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “What concerns me now is not just the level of opposition but it’s also now the level of threat of violence that is actually being insinuated and targeted against a number of people both working in the health department. And also in the vaccination programme,” “We’re also now seeing a different level of antagonism,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan told : "In regards to the mega clinics and the hubs that we're currently setting up, those will be introduced in September, we're currently engaging with the workforces and the trusts to see where those can be best placed," External link

bbc Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan told : "In regards to the mega clinics and the hubs that we're currently setting up, those will be introduced in September, we're currently engaging with the workforces and the trusts to see where those can be best placed," External link

bbc Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : “If we can bring forward this timeline we will obviously do so, but we have to acknowledge the scale of the problem that has built up and the capacity restrictions that will limit our room for manoeuvre,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “We have been successful in rolling out the vaccination programme to care homes but it remains as important as ever that we protect residents through strict adherence to infection prevention and control measures, and we continue to support safe care through participating in regular testing” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Targeted investment to get many more people treated as quickly as possible; reform to ensure the long-term problems of capacity and productivity are properly addressed,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Whilst such clinics may entail some patients being asked to travel slightly further than the otherwise would have, they will improve the numbers of patients seen and very importantly - the speed at which they are seen,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “The take-up of the Covid-19 vaccines in Northern Ireland remains very strong. "Demand continues to outpace supply and I would again appeal to people seeking to book their jabs to be patient. We will get to you as soon as supplies allow. "Alongside the general vaccination programme, targeted work is ongoing to address any potential issues of vaccine accessibility. "The pop-up clinics being delivered by the Public Health Agency are making a vital contribution. Vaccination is, of course, voluntary. It is important that people make informed choices and that any concerns they may have are sensitively addressed” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM 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



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Robin Swan

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Robin Swan said : "I am delighted to announce Maria McIlgorm as Northern Ireland's new Chief Nursing Officer. Maria brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge that will complement the dedication and professionalism of the nurses, midwives and Allied Health professional across the health and care sector" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, January 19, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Last year when I published a new Elective Care Framework to tackle the waiting lists, I gave a clear commitment that I wanted to see all HSC capacity utilised whenever and wherever possible. " External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:40:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Our biggest challenge within health has been the systemic underfunding for the past 10 years,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, January 11, 2022 5:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Our biggest challenge within health has been the systemic underfunding for the past 10 years,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Our biggest challenge within health has been the systemic underfunding for the past 10 years,” External link

eecho Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Our biggest challenge within health has been the systemic underfunding for the past 10 years,” External link

breakingnews-ie Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:30:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Our biggest challenge within health has been the systemic underfunding for the past 10 years,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, January 11, 2022 3:07:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “For the sake of all those people who are on a waiting list, for the sake of all those people who work in our health service, this place needs political leadership” External link

standard Tuesday, January 11, 2022 2:58:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “If information on diseases where the evidence for an association with air pollution is currently less robust is taken into account, then these costs could rise to nearly £5.4m,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, January 9, 2022 11:22:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “The time for talk is over. What we need now is concerted action,” External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, January 9, 2022 3:19:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “The time for talk is over. What we need now is concerted action,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, January 9, 2022 5:55:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "It's important that smokers are aware of the new regulations and realise that if you smoke in a car while a child is there, or if you're the driver and you allow someone to smoke in these circumstances, you will be committing an offence which carries a hefty penalty. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, January 7, 2022 4:06:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Faced with this very real threat, getting your booster dose right now is the single most important step you can take,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 4, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan commented : "I have worked closely with Richard since I became Health Minister almost two years ago. He has worked tirelessly and with great dedication in an extremely challenging role and I am grateful for his resolute commitment during the most testing time for our health service. " External link

northernirelandnews Saturday, January 1, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Traditionally this is a time when we look forward with hope and optimism. This year we will do the same but that must be tempered by continued caution and awareness that our actions will play a massive part in how we move forward in the weeks and months ahead,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 31, 2021 5:50:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Traditionally this is a time when we look forward with hope and optimism. This year we will do the same but that must be tempered by continued caution and awareness that our actions will play a massive part in how we move forward in the weeks and months ahead,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 31, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “There remains a great deal of uncertainty about Omicron,” External link

chesterfirst Saturday, December 25, 2021 10:39:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Patients in Northern Ireland will benefit from these national procurement contracts. Our COVID-19 booster programme continues at unparalleled pace and it's vital we further bolster our response to the virus by ensuring access to the world's best treatments" External link

northernirelandnews Saturday, December 25, 2021 2:16:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “There remains a great deal of uncertainty about Omicron,” External link

pressandjournal Friday, December 24, 2021 3:51:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “There remains a great deal of uncertainty about Omicron,” External link

dailyecho Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “There remains a great deal of uncertainty about Omicron,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 23, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "I am very encouraged to see the numbers of people coming forward for first and second doses and booster jabs in recent days and weeks, but it must be emphasised that we cannot rely solely on the booster programme to combat Omicron. We all have a vital role to play in not spreading the virus and these changes announced today, whilst difficult, are required urgently. We need to keep making safer choices in our daily lives and to regularly use lateral flow tests to help protect each other" External link

northernirelandnews Friday, December 17, 2021 11:11:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Advance Care Planning should be an important part of life for all adults. A critical part of this is thinking about the things that matter to us and having conversations about our wishes, feelings, beliefs, values and preferences for our future, including future care and treatment. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, December 17, 2021 6:36:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “I would ask for those who seek division over this issue to look to what we can achieve when we pull together rather than looking for further division and we tackle Covid as a united society in Northern Ireland, doing everything that we can and everything that we know works” External link

thejournal Tuesday, December 14, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “We’ll see this through, we’ll come through it as a stronger service and health service because of the changes, we’ve had to evolve necessarily” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “I would ask for those who seek division over this issue to look to what we can achieve when we pull together rather than looking for further division and we tackle Covid as a united society in Northern Ireland, doing everything that we can and everything that we know works” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “We’ll see this through, we’ll come through it as a stronger service and health service because of the changes, we’ve had to evolve necessarily” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I intend to announce plans in the next few days in regards to booster availability for younger age groups,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 14, 2021 12:46:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Everyone involved in our vaccination programme is continuing to work extremely hard to further accelerate the booster programme, while also providing first and second doses. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, December 9, 2021 5:07:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : “Christmas is on, but we need to be careful about it” “I don’t want to be in a position where we have to come forward to ask for more restrictions at this point in time, but it is about utilising the benefits that come with the restrictions we have in place currently,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:33:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I don't think anyone can guarantee anything as regards Covid," External link

bbc Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:01:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Our fight against Covid 19 is still not over. The recent emergence of the new variant Omicron has highlighted this. Face coverings continue to be an effective public health measure against this virus. We all have a part to play to curtail the transmission of Covid 19 and to protect ourselves and those we come into contact with on a daily basis. This includes keeping your distance, wearing a face covering, good hand hygiene and of course getting a Covid 19 vaccine and your booster" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, December 8, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Firefighters have a unique and extensive set of skills and capabilities. Last April I had the privilege to see their bravery and dedication at first-hand when they tackled a serious blaze up the Mourne Mountains and more recently in Ballymoney at a disused factory site. That tireless determination is not unique to that one fire. The work of a firefighter often extends beyond that of fires and I commend them for the work they do each and every day in helping protect each and every one of us. " External link

northernirelandnews Friday, December 3, 2021 4:59:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan responded : “We have set up some mega-clinics that we have been able to run, we have run some dental mega-clinics, we also ran some paediatric dental mega-clinics through some of the trusts at a regional level as well” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 2, 2021 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I am a supporter of Covid certificates. Can we just clear this up: is there scientific and medical evidence that Covid certificates will help?” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “What is your message to the Northern Ireland public in response to recent comments from senior politicians who seem to have become experts in epidemiology, that this new variant is going to be a mild condition?” External link

independent-UK Thursday, December 2, 2021 5:20:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I want to once again place on record my gratitude and admiration to all who work in our health and social care system. So many staff have worked extremely long hours under enormous pressure during the pandemic. Staff are the backbone of our health and social care services and I want to recognise their continued professionalism in delivering high-quality effective care to people across Northern Ireland" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, December 1, 2021 2:45:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Mouth cancer is a serious and debilitating disease that can devastate lives and prematurely end them. Dental professionals are in a prime position to raise awareness of mouth cancer and to educate the public about this devastating condition. We all need to be 'mouth aware. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, November 25, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I look to my colleague the Justice Minister to take the lead in pursuing a minimum of 80% adherence to the wearing of face-covering requirements” External link

thecourier Monday, November 22, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I look to my colleague the Justice Minister to take the lead in pursuing a minimum of 80% adherence to the wearing of face-covering requirements” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 22, 2021 4:06:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I look to my colleague the Justice Minister to take the lead in pursuing a minimum of 80% adherence to the wearing of face-covering requirements” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 22, 2021 3:39:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan warns : “Enforcement needs to be strengthened and action taken against those who are non-compliant, otherwise the public will see compliance as unimportant and optional and we will not secure the benefit which the wearing of face coverings offers,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 19, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I am very pleased to see the rollout of boosters accelerating,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 19, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan warns : “Enforcement needs to be strengthened and action taken against those who are non-compliant, otherwise the public will see compliance as unimportant and optional and we will not secure the benefit which the wearing of face coverings offers,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 19, 2021 2:39:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a serious and growing global public health concern. The use of antibiotics is essential for saving lives in conditions such as sepsis, and without effective antibiotics, even minor surgery and routine operations could become high risk procedures due to the increased likelihood of infection by resistant organisms. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, November 18, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "The domestic certification app has been in place - it's been up and running for over a week and I would encourage people to download it to ensure they have it when they need it," External link

bbc Monday, November 15, 2021 7:25:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I wish to mark the occasion of International Pathology Day by putting on record my vision for the delivery of modern, sustainable, world-class pathology services for Northern Ireland. My department is preparing to commence a programme of work in 2022 to produce a detailed blueprint for moving to a single, regional HSC pathology service management structure, which works in partnership with other HSC organisations, is supported by modern information systems and infrastructure and which works more efficiently and effectively to deliver patient and service user benefits" External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:31:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan wrote : “We in Northern Ireland are very proud of the fact that one of the greatest music legends of the past 50 years comes from our part of the world,” External link

WashingtonPost Wednesday, November 10, 2021 1:00:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan wrote : “We in Northern Ireland are very proud of the fact that one of the greatest music legends of the past 50 years comes from our part of the world,” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I don’t know where he gets his facts,” External link

nytimes Monday, November 8, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan wrote : “He could have chosen to sing about how we all can help save lives. He could have written a tribute to our health and social care workers on the frontline,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, November 7, 2021 6:42:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Today marks another major achievement for the hospital and the South Eastern Trust. These facilities will provide patients with state of the art services befitting the 21st Century. " External link

northernirelandnews Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I hope we don't get into a position where we have to go down the lengths of a further lockdown. I think we'll be doing all that we can as an Executive collectively to make sure that we don't get to that extreme level. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, November 3, 2021 3:08:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “I am quite content to ask for them and it is something we currently keep under review,” “It also depends on the Ministry of Defence as well. It is not a standing pool of people we can use and utilise all the time” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "When we met yesterday everything was on the table. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “This is not as simple or straightforward as it may appear, as a number of challenges need to be addressed to increase our current capacity, including improving the current accommodation to ensure it is fit for purpose for the future,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 1, 2021 7:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "We are continuing to see a high number of positive cases each day in Northern Ireland which is concerning. Therefore I would again remind people of the importance of getting tested should they develop symptoms. Alongside vaccination and contact tracing, Covid-19 testing remains one of the main pillars of protection against this virus. Please do the right thing" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "I welcome the review of Child Health Waiting Lists in Northern Ireland carried out by the Commissioner for Children and Young People. Waiting times were clearly unacceptable prior to COVID-19 and have been exacerbated by the devastating impact of the pandemic across all aspects of service provision including, unfortunately, across children's services. " External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, October 20, 2021 9:15:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : “based on September monitoring information, there are no red flag paediatric patients waiting more than 52 weeks” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:03:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "No one should be obstructed or intimidated from accessing lawful healthcare services for whatever reason, including the staff who work at these facilities. "It is for the Northern Ireland Assembly to determine whether the proposals set out in this bill will provide an effective means for protecting those rights, alongside the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. "These are complex legal issues and my department will support trusts in implementing any decision taken by the assembly as required" External link

bbc Tuesday, October 12, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "No one should be obstructed or intimidated from accessing lawful healthcare services for whatever reason, including the staff who work at these facilities. "It is for the Northern Ireland Assembly to determine whether the proposals set out in this bill will provide an effective means for protecting those rights, alongside the rights to freedom of assembly and expression. "These are complex legal issues and my department will support trusts in implementing any decision taken by the assembly as required" External link

bbc Tuesday, October 12, 2021 8:23:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Nicotine is highly addictive and, according to the World Health Organisation, exposure to nicotine whilst still in adolescence can lead to long-term consequences for brain development. " External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, October 10, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said ( about Mobile App ) : “If you suffer from, or care for anyone with health conditions that may be exacerbated by high air pollution events I would urge you download the ‘Northern Ireland Air’ Mobile App, which offers a service that sends a notification to the user’s mobile phone when levels of elevated pollutants are detected or the air quality forecast has identified elevated levels of pollutants” External link

agriland Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "These were truly shameful events that happened and were allowed to happen by state, church and wider society.These women and their now adult children deserve to have their stories told and the Truth Recovery Design Panel was established to help facilitate that.I welcome the publication of the report today and the Executive will now take time to consider the comprehensive recommendations" External link

northernirelandnews Tuesday, October 5, 2021 8:13:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan added : "Please don't delay. Don't be left behind - don't miss out on the benefits that vaccination brings. We have now administered over 2.5 million jabs in NI, including first and second doses. Come and join the vast majority of the population who are standing on safer ground. " External link

northernirelandnews Monday, October 4, 2021 12:49:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “What concerns me now is not just the level of opposition but it’s also now the level of threat of violence that is actually being insinuated and targeted against a number of people both working in the health department. And also in the vaccination programme,” “We’re also now seeing a different level of antagonism,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “What concerns me now is not just the level of opposition but it’s also now the level of threat of violence that is actually being insinuated and targeted against a number of people both working in the health department. And also in the vaccination programme,” “We’re also now seeing a different level of antagonism,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 30, 2021 5:27:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "We expect to see up to 80 military medical technicians deploy here in Northern Ireland within the next week or so. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan responded : "Can you allay fears that such relaxations won't be reversed coming into the winter months because of the ongoing pressures in our hospitals?" External link

RTERadio Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan responded : "Can I assure that we won't have to reverse some of those decisions or bring back those restrictions? No, because I think it would be foolish for anyone to give those levels of commitment when we don't know what is in front of us over the next four months. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : "Our trusts are currently putting their winter surge plans in place, they are also putting Covid surge plans in place and what I have asked them to do is to put those all together as a service-wide winter and surge plan so that there is no difference, that we are looking at this as a single-system approach as we approach what could be a challenging three to four months. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, September 30, 2021 3:48:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “What concerns me now is not just the level of opposition but it’s also now the level of threat of violence that is actually being insinuated and targeted against a number of people both working in the health department. And also in the vaccination programme,” “We’re also now seeing a different level of antagonism,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 30, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan told : "In regards to the mega clinics and the hubs that we're currently setting up, those will be introduced in September, we're currently engaging with the workforces and the trusts to see where those can be best placed," External link

bbc Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan told : "In regards to the mega clinics and the hubs that we're currently setting up, those will be introduced in September, we're currently engaging with the workforces and the trusts to see where those can be best placed," External link

bbc Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:43:00 AM EAT

Robin Swan added : “If we can bring forward this timeline we will obviously do so, but we have to acknowledge the scale of the problem that has built up and the capacity restrictions that will limit our room for manoeuvre,” External link

westernpeople Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “We have been successful in rolling out the vaccination programme to care homes but it remains as important as ever that we protect residents through strict adherence to infection prevention and control measures, and we continue to support safe care through participating in regular testing” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Targeted investment to get many more people treated as quickly as possible; reform to ensure the long-term problems of capacity and productivity are properly addressed,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “Whilst such clinics may entail some patients being asked to travel slightly further than the otherwise would have, they will improve the numbers of patients seen and very importantly - the speed at which they are seen,” External link

irishtimes Tuesday, June 15, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Robin Swan said : “The take-up of the Covid-19 vaccines in Northern Ireland remains very strong. "Demand continues to outpace supply and I would again appeal to people seeking to book their jabs to be patient. We will get to you as soon as supplies allow. "Alongside the general vaccination programme, targeted work is ongoing to address any potential issues of vaccine accessibility. "The pop-up clinics being delivered by the Public Health Agency are making a vital contribution. Vaccination is, of course, voluntary. It is important that people make informed choices and that any concerns they may have are sensitively addressed” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 15, 2021 9:00:00 AM 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



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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
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Robin SwannEN91.82%
Robin SwanEN4.40%
Robin SwanFR3.77%


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