Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Public Accounts Committee

Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE

9:30 am

Mr. Paul Reid:

My understanding is that antigen testing is not happening in all of those hospitals. In respect of the specific infection prevention and control measures we defined at the start of the pandemic for all hospitals, we just reissued last week a guidance document that includes maternity in terms of both infection prevention and control measures and visitations. We are very anxious to reduce any hurt that has been caused or any impacts on pregnant women and their partners. We will be consistent and relentless on this.

I will ask my colleague, the chief operations officer-----