Motion: Paediatric Pathologist

Council - 4th December 2018

To consider the following motion to which due notice has been given:

“This council notes that the Belfast Trust are struggling to recruit a Paediatric Pathologist and urges the Permanent Secretary of Health to approach this issue on an All-Ireland basis which would reduce the already enormous burden on parents suffering from bereavement. A Post Mortem should allow a family to get the answers they need from professionals as sensitively and swiftly as possible and using services in England would prolong this process. This council calls on the Permanent Secretary of Health to engage urgently with the Department of Health in the South to find an All-Ireland solution to this sensitive issue.”

Proposed by: Councillor McColgan, seconded by Councillor Clarke