Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Questions (372)

Catherine Connolly


372. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health the additional resources allocated to hospitals for the provision of abortion services following the enactment of the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51311/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Deputy will be aware, the Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) Act 2018 was passed by the Houses of the Oireachtas on 13 December 2018 and signed into law by the President on 20 December 2018.

Services for termination of pregnancy under the Act commenced on 1 January 2019.

Funding of €12 million was provided in 2019 for the implementation of termination of pregnancy services. As set out in the National Service Plan 2019, €7 million of this funding was allocated for the provision of the service in the acute hospital system.