Update on Urology Services Public Inquiry

Date published: 31 August 2021

Health Minister Robin Swann has updated the Assembly on the Urology Services Public Inquiry.

The Minister’s update included the establishment of Terms of Reference and the appointment of expert personnel to the Inquiry. It also confirmed that the setting up date for the Inquiry will be 6 September 2021.


The update was provided in a written statement to the Assembly.  DoH Ministerial announcements and statements 2021.   


The Health Minister announced in November that a Public Inquiry would take place in relation to serious concerns about the clinical practice of a urology consultant who had retired during 2020 from the Southern Trust.

Notes to editors: 

  1. For media enquiries please contact the DoH Press Office by email at pressoffice@health-ni.gov.uk
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  4. For further information on the Urology Services www.urologyservicesinquiry.org.uk

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