Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (379)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

379. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the reason he is not immediately releasing the de Buitléir report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27527/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Report of the Independent Review Group established to examine private activity in public hospitals (the "De Buitléir Report) 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.

Detailed consideration of the Report by my Department officials is ongoing and covers a range of issues, which have also been discussed in engagement with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Department of the Taoiseach. It is intended that the De Buitléir Report will be published when this consideration is complete.