The following evidence was recorded during a public hearing in Belfast on 4 September 2014.
Minister for Health Edwin Poots
Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride
Chief Nursing Officer Ms Charlotte McArdle
Chief Executive of Health & Social Care Board Valerie Watts, Director of Performance & Corporate Services: Michael Bloomfield, Director of Commissioning: Dean Sullivan, Director of Nursing & Midwifery: Pat Cullen, Director of Social Care and Children: Fionnuala McAndrew