Minister praises domestic staff role in front-line health care

The Health Minister has praised the contribution of domestic staff in delivering excellent healthcare.

Michael McGimpsey was speaking at a Unison conference – ‘Domestics in Our NHS’ held in Belfast. He said: “Delivering good healthcare is what we are all about. It is a team game and that is where you as Health and Social Care domestic staff come in.

“Healthcare associated infections such as C-difficile and MRSA have fallen dramatically and this has only been achieved with your help. But you don’t just clean wards, you make a significant contribution in speeding up a patient’s recovery.

The Minister thanked domestic staff for their support in delivering a high quality health and social care service for the all the people in Northern Ireland. He said: “Good quality care costs, but poor quality care costs society more in the long run. Without all of you working as part of a committed team, Health and Social Care would not function effectively.”