Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Questions (155)

David Cullinane

Question:

155. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health when he expects the national review of cardiac services to conclude and to publish its report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24372/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The aim of the National Review of Specialised Cardiac Services is to achieve optimal patient outcomes at population level with particular emphasis on the safety, quality and sustainability of the services that patients receive through establishing the requirements for an appropriate configuration of specialist cardiac services throughout Ireland.

Work is currently progressing on the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services.  This year to date the Steering Group has met on 25 January, 11 March and 29 April with its fourth meeting scheduled for 14 June 2019.  Data collection and data analysis is continuing and site visits to Primary PCI centres across all Hospital Groups are almost complete with the final site visit scheduled to take place in early July 2019.   

It is now anticipated that the Steering Group will continue to meet over the course of the summer to ensure that the drafting and finalisation of the report can be completed as quickly as possible.