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Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Mick Barry: I have a question for the Minister on the issue of mental health services. Before I deal with that, I want to make a couple of points about the deal between the State and the Private Hospitals Association. There have been various criticisms of that deal, some of which are valid and others not. One criticism is that it was bad value for money because there was only a 36% bed occupancy rate...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: I thank Deputy Kelly for his offer of support. We worked together well on the health committee and I hope we will continue to do so. I wrote down many questions but I missed some because I was still writing. I will get the Deputy detailed responses in writing and I am happy to meet him to discuss them. I agree with the Deputy on the presentation of financial data and we have covered...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Róisín Shortall: I congratulate the Minister, Deputy Donnelly, and wish him well in his work. As the Ceann Comhairle said earlier, we all need him to do well. I am sure there will be a high level of co-operation as there was in the production of the Sláintecare plan. If we are on track and if we are serious about accelerating Sláintecare, he will have support across the board in doing that. ...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: I thank Deputy Shortall for her kind words and look forward to working with her and everybody else. The Deputy said quite fairly that if we are serious about accelerating Sláintecare, then we will work together. To be unambiguous, we are deadly serious about and committed to Sláintecare. It is the pathway to universal healthcare, the introduction of which is ultimately our...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Alan Kelly: I congratulate the Minister. It is pretty rare that a spokesperson moves straight into being a Minister, particularly one taking over from his neighbour, so there is an additional dimension there. I wish him the best. We in the Labour Party will support him during the pandemic and when we agree with him. When we disagree with him we will oppose him. I very much welcome the fact that he...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Does the Minister want to respond to any of those questions? There is a little over a minute remaining. The Minister might correspond with the Deputies on some of those matters.

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: I can do so. The main questions in that section were raised by Deputy Feighan and I acknowledge the offers of support from the various Deputies. We are in this together, we need to fix it together and I look forward to working with everybody on it. As we have Deputies living all over the country, that local intelligence will be important, be it on local primary care centres, hospitals,...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Ossian Smyth: I would like to sincerely welcome Deputy Donnelly to his new role as Minister for Health. In opposition, he was both insightful and constructive. I hope and expect that the Minister will bring that insight and expertise to the continuing reform of our health services. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the former Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, for his service. The...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: I thank the Deputy for his contribution and questions and I look forward to working with him. I agree that the structure of the Estimates is difficult to interpret. I have expressed myself on the record for many years on this. We need to find better ways of providing this information to the Oireachtas. One of the most important roles of the Oireachtas is to hold the Government to account...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Bernard Durkan: I am glad to have an opportunity to contribute on this very important issue. I congratulate the Minister on his appointment and wish him well. We were colleagues on the health committee in the past and I assure him that I will be constructive, innovative and progressive as required. There is no doubt that the challenges ahead are numerous and no more difficult than the challenges of recent...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Frank Feighan: I wish the Minister every success in the coming months and years. He will have my full support in everything he does because the health service is so important to us. We have seen during the Covid crisis just how important it has been. I pay tribute to the front-line staff who have delivered huge resources and have worked extremely hard. My sympathies go out to the families of the more...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Maybe we will hear Deputy Paul Donnelly because there is just a minute left.

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: That is fair enough.

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Minister may correspond with Deputy O'Reilly.

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Paul Donnelly: I also congratulate Deputy Stephen Donnelly on his new role as Minister for Health. I wish him well and commit to working with him in a positive and outcome-focused way that ensures that we deliver for and with our communities. As Deputy O'Reilly said we will also do our best to hold the Minister to account, as is our role. Covid-19 has shown once again the true spirit of community that...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Deputy Griffin is sharing with Deputy Durkan. They have 15 minutes.

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Brendan Griffin: I thank the Ceann Comhairle. Deputy Feighan would like some time as well if that is okay. I congratulate the Minister, Deputy Stephen Donnelly, on his appointment, I wish him the very best of good fortune into the future. I want to echo the Ceann Comhairle's words earlier as well - when the Minister is successful in his job and is doing a good job it will impact on the lives of many...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Does the Minister wish to respond? I am afraid that there are only seconds left.

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Stephen Donnelly: Yes. On the Deputy's various points, I will get her a detailed briefing and offer her a meeting with the officials, given that different officials will handle the various questions. We could then go into the detail of the school vaccination programme. As to using the NTPF for dental procedures, a part of the programme for Government is the expansion of dental services. That is...

Vote 38 - Health (Revised) (30 Jun 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: Now we move to the Deputy O'Reilly of Sinn Féin, who is proposing to share time with Deputy Paul Donnelly.

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