Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (550, 651)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

550. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a report (details supplied) regarding children who were harmed by HSE orthodontic services in the Dublin mid-Leinster region over a period of time; if he will request the HSE to engage with Tusla to publish the report immediately; if he will examine the matters contained in the report; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44652/19]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

651. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 449 of 15 October 2019, if a report (details supplied) by the HSE will be published and investigated in view of the fact an audit of 7,500 minors has now been completed; if Tusla is investigating this matter; the number of litigations active against the State in relation to the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45153/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 550 and 651 together.

The report to which the Deputy refers was commissioned by the HSE and is not a matter for Tusla. I have asked the HSE to reply to the Deputy.