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Maternity Services

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 28 April 2021

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Questions (884)

Darren O'Rourke


884. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the distress current restrictions at maternity hospitals are causing expectant mothers and their partners; the basis for these restrictions; if there is a schedule for relaxing them at maternity hospitals in counties Louth, Cavan and Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21269/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I would like to assure the Deputy that I fully appreciate how restrictions across the health system are impacting service users and I acknowledge that restrictions in maternity hospitals have been particularly difficult for expectant mothers and partners. However, as this is a service matter, I have asked the National Women's and Infants Health Programme, HSE, to respond to the Deputy directly, as soon as possible.