Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (537)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

537. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the extent to which the health condition of a person (details supplied) continues to be monitored; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8104/13]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I am informed by the Irish Prison Service that the person referred to by the Deputy is continuing to receive ongoing appropriate medical care which his condition warrants. As advised previously, medical confidentiality is a time honoured principle of professional healthcare ethics and accordingly I am not at liberty to divulge information relating to a prisoner's medical records.