Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1600)

Peadar Tóibín


1600. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health if he has been notified of protected disclosures that referred to the reduction of genetic expertise in foetal healthcare at the National Maternity Hospital. [33500/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Given the need the protect the identity of the source of protected disclosures, I am not in a position to confirm whether any protected disclosures of the nature indicated in the question have been notified to me.

Under Section 22 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 my Department, as a public body, is required to publish an annual report setting out the number of protected disclosures received in the preceding year and the action taken (if any).  All such annual reports are published on my Department's website and can be accessed at: https://health.gov.ie/contact-us/protected-disclosures/

 Finally, I would like to assure you that all protected disclosures submitted to my Department are given due attention in keeping with the Department's protected disclosures policy and procedures, and in accordance with the requirements set out under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014.