Dáil debates

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:50 pm

Photo of Réada CroninRéada Cronin (Kildare North, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I want to raise with the Tánaiste the case of a constituent in Kildare North, who is a young healthcare worker in the HSE and one of the heroes on the front line. She recently discovered a lump and visited her doctor, who told her to have it investigated immediately. When she asked her employer, the HSE, for time off to do so, she was refused. How can it be that somebody who is working on the front line, giving her all in this battle against Covid, cannot be treated in a time of acute need? NPHET is advising people not to delay seeking health services, yet the HSE is treating its employees in this way. What is the plan to address this shameful, shocking treatment?


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