Written answers

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Photo of Michelle MulherinMichelle Mulherin (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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69. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the review of the emergency department at Mayo General Hospital; when the recommendations will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3889/16]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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I assume that the Deputy is referring to the review of Emergency Care Units which the Saolta University Hospital Group has been undertaking. The Group has been reviewing emergency medicine in all hospitals within the Group with a view to improving quality and safety of emergency care provided.

Each hospital group will be required to develop a strategic plan to describe how it will provide more efficient and effective patient services and reorganise its services to provide optimal care to the population it serves.

Recommendations of the review of emergency care units in the Saolta Group will be considered by the Board as part of the development of the Group's Strategic Plan for all hospitals in the area. This will be done in conjunction with the HSE national Acute Hospitals Division and in accordance with Department of Health policy.

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