Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (348)

Tony McLoughlin


348. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Health his plans to ensure the HSE consider the introduction of new UV technology such as a unit (details supplied) in State hospitals nationally as a mechanism to combat the spread of infections such as MRSA and flu; if his attention has been drawn to the results of such devices from UK hospitals such as a hospital which show reductions in infections by 46% and reduced bed closures of 89%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39430/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Deputy's Question concerns a procurement issue and it would not be appropriate in the interests of good governance for me, or my Department, to intervene in a function proper to the Health Service Executive (HSE).

Thus, as this is an operational matter I have referred the Question to the HSE for its attention and direct response to the Deputy.