Dáil debates

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Covid-19, Mental Health and Older People: Statements


11:30 am

Photo of James O'ConnorJames O'Connor (Cork East, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I will yield my final minute to the Minister of State to respond. I thank the Minister of State and the Department of Health for their assistance in the past number of days regarding the Covid-19 outbreak in the Youghal area which affects my constituency, that of the Minister of State, and west Waterford. This was very unfortunate and serious given the number of young people, in particular, who tested positive for Covid-19. I am happy to confirm to the House, however, that we have received confirmation from the Minister of State’s Department that the Covid-19 walk-in centre will be established in Youghal next week. Can the Minister of State confirm for the people of Youghal, west Waterford and east Cork that are affected by this as to where the location of that facility will be? My understanding is that there are a number of locations under consideration, including Youghal GAA, St. Raphael’s Centre HSE facility in Youghal. Can the Minister of State kindly respond? I thank her again most sincerely for her assistance with this matter.


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