Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (783)

Denise Mitchell


783. Deputy Denise Mitchell asked the Minister for Health when he will establish a focused working group to develop proposals for a package of health and well-being supports for survivors of mother and baby homes as recommended in the collaborative forum report; the process by which persons will be appointed to this forum; the consultation he will have with survivors and the various representative groups; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19005/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My colleague the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs published the recommendations of the First Report of the Collaborative Forum of Former Residents of Mother and Baby Homes on April 16, 2019. Following publication, I am establishing a Working Group to examine the Health and Well-being recommendations contained in the report.

The first meeting of the Working Group, which will include representation from the Department of Health, Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Health Service Executive, will take place shortly and is expected to report back to Government by September 2019.