Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (282, 283, 284)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

282. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 463 to 466 of 2 July 2019, if a matter of hours would ensure that a baby would get the critical therapeutic hypothermia care the baby needs for the treatment to be effective (details supplied). [40950/19]

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Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

283. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 463 to 466 of 2 July 2019, his views on the stated response time of a matter of hours in view of the finding in a document (details supplied). [40951/19]

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Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

284. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 463 to 466 of 2 July 2019, his views on whether time is a huge factor for treatment and whether medical outcomes would improve if an ambulance from a more local depot was dispatched to carry out the transfer (details supplied). [40952/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 282 to 284, inclusive, together.

The National Neonatal Transport Programme operates within the Critical Care Retrieval Service which is part of the National Ambulance Service.

As the queries raised by the Deputy relate to a service matter, I have asked the HSE to reply to the Deputy directly.

Question No. 285 answered with Question No. 281.