Since his committal to Cloverhill Prison, the person concerned has been in receipt of constant and on-going medical attention. He has been triaged by prison nurses, consulted prison doctors more than 40 times in 2008 and has had 6 doctor and 5 nurse consultations in recent months.
He has been prescribed medication appropriate to his medical condition and has not been denied any medication.
I understand that the person concerned had been refusing medical treatment for a medical condition until very recently. I am aware that the Nurse Manager at Cloverhill Prison met with him early last month and provided reassurance with regard to a forthcoming appointment and also provided clarification in relation to his dental care requirements.
I wish to assure the Deputy that the prison healthcare staff will continue to offer every assistance to him for the duration of his imprisonment.