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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 20th October 2014

The Joint Committee on Health and Children will be meeting on Thursday 23rd of October, at 9.30 a.m. in Committee Room 2, Leinster House 2000.

Session A: 9.30 a.m.
Priorities for mental health services in Ireland with Dr. Shari McDaid, Director and Ms. Kate Mitchell, Policy and Research Advisor, Mental Health Reform, presenting to the Committee; and

Session B: 11.30 a.m.
Update on Health Issues with Mr. Leo Varadkar T.D., Minister for Health; Ms. Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister of State for Primary and Social Care; and Mr. Tony O’Brien, Director General, Health Service Executive, presenting to the Committee.

The meeting will be televised live on the new dedicated parliamentary television channel, 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

15 October 14
Health & Children Committee to discuss coping with stillbirth loss

15 October 14
Health & Children Committee to focus on Ebola virus threat

9 October 14
Health & Children Committee to hold emergency meeting with Minister on Ebola virus threat


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