Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (850)

Peadar Tóibín


850. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health the number of public submissions made to the expert panel on nursing homes established by his predecessor earlier in 2020; the progress of the panel to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26641/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I understand from the COVID-19 Nursing Homes Expert Panel's Report that 60 public submissions were received by the Panel.  The final Report  of the Expert Panel was published on the 19th August 2020. I have now established implementation structures, consisting of an inter-agency Implementation Oversight Team and a stakeholder Reference Group to ensure that the Report’s important recommendations are progressed. These Groups are now operational and have met on a number of occasions in the past month to advance the implementation of the Expert Panel's recommendations.