Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (846, 847, 848)

David Cullinane

Question:

846. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the number of incidents of decomposing bodies of deceased persons on hospital trolleys recorded at University Hospital Waterford since 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19297/19]

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David Cullinane

Question:

847. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the number of families of deceased persons informed since 2004 to date that the bodies of their loved ones were left to decompose on trolleys at University Hospital Waterford due to poor conditions at the mortuary; the way in which they were informed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19298/19]

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David Cullinane

Question:

848. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the number of families of deceased persons whose bodies decomposed on hospital trolleys at University Hospital Waterford (details supplied) due to poor conditions at the mortuary since 2004 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19299/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 846 to 848, inclusive, together.

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly as soon as possible.