Dáil debates

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Vaccination Programme and Covid-19: Statements


10:40 am

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

That is no problem. What happened at the Beacon Hospital was completely unacceptable. These vaccines do not belong to the Beacon Hospital or, indeed, to any hospital; they belong to the Irish people. Very clear guidelines and protocols were and are in place and had been communicated and understood. I have written to the Beacon Hospital on the issue and asked for a full review, including any responses from the board. I have appointed a senior official from the HSE to go in immediately and assess the situation. As the Deputy will be aware, I have suspended vaccine operations at the Beacon. I share the sentiment that what happened was completely unacceptable and should not be happening anywhere.


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