Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Questions (974)

Mick Barry

Question:

974. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if he will oblige the managers of Covid-19 quarantine detention centres to report on occasions when they refuse access to medical treatment for a detainee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16701/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Guests will not be refused appropriate medical treatment during their stay at a designated quarantine facility. The well-being of guests within the mandatory quarantine system is a priority of all organisations supporting the system and is monitored by the 24/7 on-site healthcare team as well as by the State Liaison Officer, the hotel service provider and the HSE.

All guests undergoing mandatory quarantine in a designated facility are being provided with access to a 24/7 on-site healthcare team who hold clinical responsibility for their well-being during their stay. The on-site healthcare team are available to address any well-being concerns of guests through both scheduled daily check-in calls during a guest's stay as well as through direct engagement if requested. Guests requiring any specific, urgent or emergency care which cannot be provided on-site at a hotel may also be referred to a dedicated medical facility by the on-site healthcare team.