Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (325)

Tom Neville


325. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Health the status of the independent review taking place on the emergency department in University Hospital Limerick; and the timeline for the completion of the review. [49702/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) initiated an After-Action Review (AAR) of the Winter Planning Process in 2018/2019 with a view to identifying the specific factors that contributed to performance over the winter period.

The group has carried out a comparative analysis of unscheduled care performance across the nine hospital sites and the relevant Community Healthcare Organisations that were the subject of specific focused support through Winter 2018/2019. This included University Hospital Limerick as one of the nine focus sites.

The independent expert group includes external clinical and management expertise from NHS Scotland, and domain knowledge and data analysis and expertise from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. The HSE provided facilitation and support to the review team.

The HSE advised that all data collection and analysis has been completed and that sites visits at the nine hospital sites, including University Hospital Limerick have been carried out.

My Department has been advised that the report is due to be completed in early 2020.