Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (276, 277, 278)

Bríd Smith

Question:

276. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health the actions he has taken in relation to a protected disclosure from persons at a hospice (details supplied). [51526/18]

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Bríd Smith

Question:

277. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to reports regarding governance issues at a hospice (details supplied), specifically in regard to bullying and harassment of staff; and the steps he will take to address concerns regarding recent audits of finances at the hospice. [51527/18]

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Bríd Smith

Question:

278. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a person involved in making a protected disclosure at a hospice (details supplied) was subsequently dismissed by the hospice following disciplinary procedures; and if he will investigate governance at the hospice to ensure such breaches are not occurring and that public funding is not inappropriately used. [51528/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 276 to 278, inclusive together.

As the question refers to a Section 38 Agency which is governed by the Health Service Executive, this is a matter for the HSE. This question has been referred to the Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.