The Department of Health has published an update on its COVID-19 Response Strategy, detailing the wide range of actions undertaken in response to the pandemic.
The document outlines key work initiated in different spheres including: new testing technologies, contact tracing, supporting capacity and resilience in the system, rebuilding plans, primary care, Covid centres, financial support, dental services, PPE, and workforce support.
This COVID-19 Response Strategy is a living document and has been updated to reflect the rapidly changing environment since the start of the pandemic.
It gives a detailed overview of activity undertaken across the Department and the wider Health and Social Care system.
Health Minister Robin Swann welcomed the publication, saying: “The policy and planning work undertaken in response to Covid-19 has been immense and it is good to see it documented and summarised in this form.
“Policy and planning work happens behind the scenes, often without a great degree of recognition or publicity. It is no less vital for that. I remain in awe of the work undertaken right across Health and Social Care system in response to the pandemic.”
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