Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (573)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

573. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of implementing the national maternity strategy. [30941/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The National Women & Infants Health Programme in the HSE is leading on the implementation of the National Maternity Strategy. As such, the Programme has developed a detailed Implementation Plan which will see the National Maternity Strategy implemented on a phased basis over the lifetime of the Strategy. The Implementation Plan is presented under the Strategy's four strategic priorities and details how each of the 77 actions will be implemented. The funding requirement for the Strategy will vary from year to year and the Implementation Plan will inform the annual estimates process.

As the Deputy’s specific query relates to the implementation of the Strategy and the associated cost, I have asked the HSE to reply to the Deputy directly.

Question No. 574 answered with Question No. 566.