Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (281, 285)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

281. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if the system of therapeutic hypothermia for newborn babies in the health service takes into account the need for a baby to reach the correct low temperature of 33.5 degrees celsius before cooling can commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40949/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

285. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health his views on whether there is a regional imbalance in therapeutic hypothermia cooling centres nationwide. [40953/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 281 and 285 together.

As the queries raised by the Deputy relate to an operational matter, I have asked the HSE to reply to you directly.