Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (121)

Anne Rabbitte


121. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the status of the implementation of the recommendations of the review of maternity services in Portiuncula Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27814/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Walker Report, which was the report of an external review into maternity services in Portiuncula University Hospital, was published on 3 May 2018.  The report made 35 key recommendations under five themes: Environment, Training, Clinical Care, Staffing, and Communication issues.  The HSE established an Implementation Group to progress these recommendations and I understand that to date significant progress has been made to implement these 35 recommendations. I am advised that as of March 2019,  95% of the recommendations were complete or nearly completed. 

I have asked the HSE to reply directly to you with regard to the current status of the implementation of the recommendations.