Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (240)

Brian Stanley


240. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Health the expected date for the commencement of consultations on the future of services in Portlaoise Hospital. [40735/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As I have outlined previously, no decision has been made yet on the draft Action Plan for Portlaoise Hospital. I committed to ensuring that local clinicians and the community would be consulted with before a decision is made. The appointment of an independent external facilitator for the consultation process is being progressed. The outcome of the consultation process will be a submission from my Department, setting out the key findings from the consultation process and recommended response to inform me in making a final decision on the draft Action Plan.