Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (1039)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

1039. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health if he accepts the findings of the de Buitléir report into private activity in public hospitals; and the timeline for its implementation. [14870/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Sláintecare Report and the recommendations of the Report of the Independent Review Group established to examine Private Activity in Public Hospitals (“the de Buitléir Report”) each propose progression towards a strengthened public healthcare system, including through the phasing out of private activity from public hospitals. The current Programme for Government, Our Shared Future, contains specific commitments in relation to finalising the new Sláintecare consultant contract and legislating for public-only work in public hospitals, which are fundamental aspects of the Independent Review Group report necessary to support progression towards the goal of a single-tier public hospital system.