Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children

Task Force on Overcrowding in Accident and Emergency Departments: Discussion

11:15 am

Mr. John Hennessy:

We will examine that. Obviously it is a priority to get as much of the country covered by community intervention teams as we possibly can.

Deputy Costello mentioned the impact of primary care centres. We have carried out a study which is being presented to the leadership team in the next week or so. It is a footfall study of six primary care centres that might be of help to the committee at some stage to get a view of what goes on in these new centres. We would be happy to share that audit and information with the committee.