All health workers should receive £500 payment before Christmas – Ferguson

Sinn Féin MLA Ciara Ferguson has said independent health staff should receive the £500 recognition payment without any more delay.

Speaking after the health minister indicated that workers could receive the payments before Christmas, the Foyle MLA said:

“Independent health workers should receive the £500 recognition payment without any more delay.

“I welcome an indication from the health minister that workers could receive this payment before Christmas – this must happen.

“Workers are frustrated that the details of the hours they worked were only requested from employers nine months after the scheme was announced.

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