Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (791)

Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

791. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health his views on the activities of a centre (details supplied); his further views on the provision of ultrasound services by persons without appropriate training; his plans to address same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13501/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the centre referred to by the Deputy does not provide services for or on behalf of the Health Service Executive, I am not in a position to respond to the question.

Termination of pregnancy services are provided, free of charge, by the HSE through GPs or family planning services, and in maternity units and hospitals across the country.

My Options is a HSE provided service that offers information about abortion services and how to access them.

The MyOptions telephone line is now providing information and support in over 240 languages. It is available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m on Saturday.

The MyOptions public awareness campaign is also running across national radio, posters and social media to ensure that those who need the service are aware of the correct details and telephone number.