Dáil debates

Thursday, 12 May 2022

National Maternity Hospital: Statements


1:45 pm

Photo of Duncan SmithDuncan Smith (Dublin Fingal, Labour) | Oireachtas source

The Minister mentioned that if we were to pursue a CPO the partnership and all the goodwill with St. Vincent's Hospital would collapse. Does the Minister think that he and the State have used their leverage enough with St. Vincent's Hospital? At the end of the day, the taxpayer pays the wages of all the senior staff in St. Vincent's Hospital. St. Vincent's Hospital seems to have dictated almost everything in this regard.

My time is running out. The Minister has acknowledged there is very understandable concern about ethos and the role of the religious bodies in this.


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