Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (850)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

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.