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Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Malcolm Noonan: Thankfully, the trend is going in the right direction but we must be mindful that, as of yesterday, 1,659 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 in this country. Behind that statistic are many broken hearts and bereaved families. Once again I wish to put on record our appreciation of the work of the Minister and the Department and the work of all who continue to serve on the front line...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Simon Harris: I remember visiting Mindspace in Mayo with Deputy Dillon. It has written to me a few times and kept in touch with me, and I am very taken by the work it does. The Deputy is right to highlight the issue of mental health as one of the next huge challenges coming down the track. The Ceann Comhairle and I have been in correspondence in this regard. I think there will be a big body of work...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Frank Feighan: Like the Minister, I wish to express my sympathy to the family and friends of those who have been lost to this disease. My thoughts are with all those who have been bereaved. I thank again all the front-line staff. One section of the front-line staff I wish to thank is the Garda. Last night I was driving home to Sligo and was stopped by gardaĆ­ in Castlebaldwin. They asked me where I...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Simon Harris: I thank the Deputy for raising the very important issue of mental health, particularly youth mental health. This week, the Government will consider the new A Vision for Change document that the Deputy referred to. A lot of work has been put in by a lot of expert people on this and I hope, subject to Government approval, to be in a position to publish that next week. I know that is...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Alan Dillon: I commend the Minister, his officials and in particular, our healthcare and front-line workers for their unwavering commitment to those who they treat. I am conscious that Ireland's response to Covid-19 has been a momentous effort and one that has brought many communities together, even while physically remaining apart. Everyone I meet acknowledges Ireland's swift response to the crisis in...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Réada Cronin: More than 1,000 people in nursing homes across the State have been killed by Covid-19, at least that is according to the HSE figures. Over 112 of these deaths occurred in my constituency, Kildare North, where we paid a remarkably heavy price. We learned from the Special Committee on Covid-19 Response last Tuesday that the HSE, the Department of Health and the Minister for Health had no...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Simon Harris: I thank the Deputy. I am not sure that she wants an independent investigation because she seems to have already delivered the verdict, which is rather disappointing. To endeavour to say that there was no proper plan and that nobody did anything-----

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Réada Cronin: That is what came across from the committee meeting.

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Simon Harris: -----does not reflect the reality of what I have seen as Minister. I have seen the most incredibly dedicated people in the HSE, at local level, and in the Department of Health working 24-7 against a global pandemic. As I stated last week, the villain here is not someone working in the HSE or even some bureaucrat, or even a Minister; the villain is a virus - the worst we have seen in a...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: The Minister's time is up.

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Simon Harris: I will revert to the Deputy in writing on the last few points.

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Patricia Ryan: I wish to address the waiting lists for child and adolescent mental health services, CAMHS, in County Kildare, where I come from. This is more important now than ever. It has always been important. There is an ongoing crisis in CAMHS. The waiting list comes up every year. The Minister and his predecessors have wrung their hands and promised that things would improve but all the evidence...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Alan Kelly: I remember it well.

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: The Deputy is showing his age. Will this be the case? Will the two be linked?

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl: I bet the Minister never ate the mushy peas in those places.

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Frank Feighan: He was not around in the early 1980s.

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Louise O'Reilly: Chicken in a basket.

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Simon Harris: I do not think we ever did that in Greystones at any stage. We will have to ask Deputy Donnelly as he is at little bit older than me. I thank Deputy O'Reilly for the questions. I had a really good meeting with the INMO and SIPTU health on Monday and I am due to meet both again next week. We have started to discuss with them the issues raised by the Deputy on how we prepare to provide...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Niamh Smyth: I echo my colleagues' calls on screening. On the turnaround time for the results to come back, we have heard stories of women having to wait weeks and months on end without any clarification on their tests. This is important when we talk about screening. I want to remember all of those who lost their lives to Covid-19 and the terrible impact this has on families and friends, including...

Covid-19 (Health): Statements (4 Jun 2020)

Simon Harris: I will answer as many of the Deputies' questions as I can in the time available and I will write to the Deputies on the other two queries. On Deputy James Browne's question on A Vision for Change, I have heard very clearly the calls on a cross-party basis in this House for the publication of the refreshed A Vision for Change. It is my intention to bring it to the Cabinet this week, I...

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