Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (565)

Clare Daly


565. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 629 of 26 March 2019 and 685 of 8 May 2019, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that HSE hospitals do not follow the control checklist 1.0 for an outbreak of carbapenemase producing enterobacterales, CPE, during CPE outbreaks; his views on whether the failure by hospitals to use the tool custom designed to manage CPE outbreaks is contributing to the spread of such outbreaks in hospitals here; and the steps he will take to remedy the matter. [23876/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is an operational matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the HSE for direct reply. The situation regarding CPE continues to be monitored closely and the Department receives a monthly report on this matter.