Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (328)

Gerry Adams


328. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health when the national Traveller health action plan will be published in view of the fact that a commitment was given to publish same by the end of March 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39341/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the National Traveller and Roma Inclusion Strategy, the HSE is committed to developing and implementing a detailed action plan to continue to address the health needs of Travellers, using a social determinants of health approach.

The HSE circulated a first draft of the action plan in March 2019 for consultation with stakeholders, including the Department of Health. The draft is currently being revised to take account of feedback and is expected to be finalised in quarter 4 2019.

The Department of Health is actively engaged with the HSE and Traveller organisations in developing the action plan. I am very supportive of the action plan and look forward to receiving it in due course.