Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (371)

David Cullinane

Question:

371. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health when a report from the national review into cardiac services will be received; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29230/19]

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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.

While much work has been completed in relation to informing the optimal configuration of adult cardiac services, some significant and important work remains outstanding. In order to allow this work to be completed, the work of the Steering Group will continue through the summer months. I am advised by the Steering Group that it will be in a position to confirm a completion date in September 2019.