Seanad debates

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Adjournment Matters

Hospice Services

4:30 pm

Photo of Alex WhiteAlex White (Dublin South, Labour) | Oireachtas source

I will certainly relay those insights and comments to the Minister of State, Deputy Kathleen Lynch. The Senator referred to a presentation which I understood would be made this week, but I now know that it took place yesterday. I am sure the Minister of State would welcome an opportunity to consider it, as I am sure she has seen it and will have an opportunity to study it. I am sure it will be of assistance to her.

I have outlined for Members the outcome of a survey across the county, which is useful. Even in the present context, it shows that a good effort is being made. Some progress also is being made, notwithstanding the difficulties encountered.

I will pass on to the Minister of State the Senator's point on savings made elsewhere in the system as a result of having well developed palliative care services. I thank him again for raising the matter.


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