Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (372, 373)

David Cullinane

Question:

372. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health if the national review panel examining cardiac services met with hospital consultants in the south east; if it met with the management of University Hospital Waterford and the South-South West hospital group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29231/19]

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David Cullinane

Question:

373. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health if the South-South West hospital group has made a formal submission to the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29232/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 372 and 373 together.

The Chairperson of the National Review of Cardiac Services has conducted site visits and met with medical consultants, management and the wider multidisciplinary team in each of the Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) centres in Ireland. It is important to note that acute hospital care is just one element of cardiac service provision and as such meetings and consultations with other non-PCI centres and other relevant stakeholders continues.

All stakeholders were also given an opportunity to contribute you to the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services via a web-based public consultation which was undertaken last year.