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  • Subjects (based on headings added by the Dáil record): Hospital Services, Hospital Equipment, Hospital Acquired Infections, Covid-19 Pandemic

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

“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...”

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Covid-19: Testing and Tracing (25 Jun 2020)

“I would like to ask about the PCR equipment that was acquired, presuming that large additional quantities of such equipment was acquired and also that staff were deployed in respect of it. Is that equipment adaptable for use in respect of other diseases that may come along? Are they generic machines, as it were, that can be used with different types of reagent if another pandemic comes...”

Special Committee on Covid-19 Response: Covid-19: Testing and Tracing (25 Jun 2020)

“What is needed to get staff skilled up to use the PCR machines? What kind of staff do we need for that? Do they need to be at PhD level or could one retrain clerical staff if needed?”

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  • Has spoken in 14 committee discussions and Dáil debates since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
  • Has received answers to 4 written questions since entering the Oireachtas. No comparison to other members is shown here because this member has been in office for less than a year.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "public-private partnership") 9 times in debates.
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