Joint Committee on Health and Children
The timely provision of timely and high quality healthcare is a key priority for everyone.
This Committee plays an important role in scrutinising the work of the Department of Health and its agencies, as well as examining current health policy, assessing the future planning of health services and scrutinising any proposed changes to the way healthcare is delivered in this country.
This Committee's remit also extends to scrutinising the work of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and key stakeholders in promoting the interests of children and young people in Ireland.
The Committee examines issues of current interest within its remit and will usually produce a report setting out its findings and making recommendations to the Government.
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What's on this week
Week commencing Monday 5th October 2015
The Joint Committee on Health and Children will be holding two meetings this week. On Tuesday 6th October at 4.30 p.m. in Committee Room 2, LH2000, the Committee will receive its Quarterly update on health issues from Leo Varadkar T.D., Minister for Health; Kathleen Lynch T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health with special responsibility for Primary Care, Social Care (Disabilities and Older People) and Mental Health; and Mr. Tony O' Brien, Director General, Health Service Executive, appearing before the Committee.
And on Thursday 8th October at 9.30 a.m. in Committee Room 2, LH2000, the Committee will hold the following two sessions;
Session A: 9.30 a.m.
Session B: 11.15 a.m.
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