Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (121)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

121. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the status of the implementation of the recommendations of the review of maternity services in Portiuncula Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27814/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Walker Report, which was the report of an external review into maternity services in Portiuncula University Hospital, was published on 3 May 2018.  The report made 35 key recommendations under five themes: Environment, Training, Clinical Care, Staffing, and Communication issues.  The HSE established an Implementation Group to progress these recommendations and I understand that to date significant progress has been made to implement these 35 recommendations. I am advised that as of March 2019,  95% of the recommendations were complete or nearly completed. 

I have asked the HSE to reply directly to you with regard to the current status of the implementation of the recommendations.