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‌Joint Committee on Health and Children

The effective and timely provision of healthcare is something which is a high priority for everyone.

This Committee examines current and proposed health policy, evaluating and assessing the future planning of health services and scrutinising any proposed changes to the way healthcare is delivered in this country.


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What's on this week

Week commencing Monday 15th December 2014

The Joint Committee on Health and Children will be holding two meetings this week.

On Tuesday 16th of December, at 5.30 p.m. in Committee Room 3, Leinster House 2000, the Joint Committee will be holding the following two sessions with officials from the Health Service Executive (HSE):

Session A: 5.30 p.m.

Response to the findings of the recently published Review of the Ambulance Service by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA)

Session B: 7.00 p.m. (approx.)

Response to issues raised by the recently broadcast RTÉ investigations unit report on the Áras Attracta Care Centre, Swinford, Co. Mayo.

And on Thursday 18th of December, at 9.30 a.m. in Committee Room 2, LH2000, the Joint Committee will again be holding two sessions as follows: 

Session A: 9.30 a.m.

The implications for both the patient and medical profession of unregistered practitioners of cosmetic surgery, with Mrs. Margaret O'Donnell, President, Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons; Ms. Patricia Eadie, Immediate past-President, Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons; Ms. Siobhan Kelly, CEO, Irish College of Ophthalmologists and Dr. Patrick Ormond, Irish Association of Dermatology, presenting to the Committee.

Session B: 11.30 a.m.

The microbiology of Lyme disease, with Dr. Colette Bonner, Deputy Chief Medical Officer & Head of the Health Protection Unit, Department of Health; and Dr. Bartley Cryan, Consultant Microbiologist, Cork University Hospital, presenting to the Committee.

The Joint Committee will also consider the following EU Legislative proposal at the outset of the above meeting; Schedule B: COM(2014)362

The above meetings will be televised live on Oireachtas TV, which is now available on UPC 207 and Sky 574. To view all broadcasting options click on the following link.

News from the Committee

10 December 14
Health Committee to focus on health service issues for Irish diaspora

8 December 14
Health & Children Sub Committees to consider supplementary estimates

3 December 14
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