Written answers

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Department of Health

Hospital Facilities

Photo of Bobby AylwardBobby Aylward (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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103. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to reports regarding the storage of bodies at a hospital (details supplied); his plans to investigate the matter further; if he is satisfied that there is sufficient refrigeration capacity at the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20242/19]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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I am aware of the shortcomings with the current mortuary and it is a priority to replace it. Interim arrangements have been made to expand the refrigeration capacity at the mortuary and they will be in place this week. I have acknowledged the requirement for a review of processes and management arrangements at the mortuary and expect details of it to be finalised in the coming days.


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