Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (369, 374)

Micheál Martin

Question:

369. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if he has received the report from the group set up to examine the public private mix in public hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21492/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Question:

374. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health when the independent review group to examine the removal of private practice from public acute hospitals will report; and when the report will be published. [21512/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 369 and 374 together.

The Report of the Independent Review Group established to examine private activity in public hospitals has been received and is being examined in my Department. It is a comprehensive examination of private activity in public hospitals and contains a small number of recommendations. When the recommendations have been examined and considered in my Department and by other relevant Government Departments, it is intended to bring proposals to Government and to publish the Report thereafter.