Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (400, 408, 422, 423)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

400. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the discussions or consideration given to remove services from a hospital (details supplied); if consideration is being given to outsourcing the service; if a role for the National Treatment Purchase Fund is being considered in the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47481/19]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

408. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the reason there has been a disregard for the employment rights of existing contract holding consultant pathologists (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47520/19]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

422. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health if he will provide clinical evidence to support outsourcing of services from a hospital; if a risk analysis has been undertaken to evaluate the possible adverse events arising from same and the consultation involved to date (details supplied); the discussions on the issue to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47588/19]

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Seán Fleming

Ceist:

423. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health the reason there has been no regard for existing INAB accreditation service level agreements; the reason no consideration has been given to the wider implications of undermining existing services in the midlands region in particular reputational damage to his Department at the hospital (details supplied); the effect that this will have on the provision of services to patients in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47589/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 400, 408, 422 and 423 together.

As these are service matters, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly, as soon as possible.