Only two District Councils, Lisburn & Fermanagh, submitted written responses to the Compton Review and in the public meeting for the Northern Health & Social Care Trust, not one council member was representatitive of the Magherafelt or Cookstiwn councils and neither did they bother to submit written response. This can be confirmed by Save The Mid who had 4 members in attendance atthe meeting held in Ballymena Show grounds, and in the annex of Transforming Your Care Document.
Mr McMullan asked the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety why the Compton Report did not include councils.
Mr Poots: In June 2011, I announced a review of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland to be led by John Compton, Chief Executive of the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB). The Review was
■■ the future provision of services including acute hospital configuration;
■■ the development of primary health care services and social care; and
■■ the interfaces between the sectors.
The Review Report ‘Transforming Your Care’ was published on 13 December 2011.
The Review Team undertook extensive engagement during the review period. This included 6 public
meetings across Northern Ireland to which all Councils were invited. In addition, all interested parties
were encouraged to provide written submissions if they so wished. Submissions were received from two