Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (1221, 1224)

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

1221. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a protected disclosure submitted to him in respect of a hospice (details supplied); the actions taken in respect of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32162/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

1224. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health if he will commission an independent inquiry into the manner in which a hospice (details supplied) has disciplined employees that had previously submitted protected disclosures to his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32165/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1221 and 1224 together.

All protected disclosures received by the Department of Health are given due attention in keeping with the Department's policies and procedures in accordance with the Act. Given that all such disclosures must be treated as confidential it would not be appropriate for me to comment further.