Dáil debates

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

12:50 pm

Photo of Pat BuckleyPat Buckley (Cork East, Sinn Fein)

It has been brought to my attention that certain protected disclosures within the health services have not been acted upon properly. I have also been informed that a number of these cases have not been investigated. One of my sources has told me that they no longer feel safe in the workforce after making a protected disclosure. While nothing was done, no one was reprimanded regarding a very serious incident. I am very concerned about our mental health services and in particular that many protected disclosures have taken place without anything being addressed properly. One of my sources said, "I pray for my patients every night." Why are these protected disclosures not being dealt with stringently? Why are some perpetrators still allowed to work within the health service after the protected disclosures have been made against them? I am aware that some Ministers present are in receipt of this information.

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