Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Health

Maternity Services

Photo of Hildegarde NaughtonHildegarde Naughton (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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720. To ask the Minister for Health the reason women in the Saolta Hospital Group are being allegedly discriminated against in relation to being allowed a partner attend their c-section birth; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that no partner is allowed into theatre to attend a c-section birth in University Hospital Galway whereas they are in University Hospital Castlebar; his views on whether the practice is acceptable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6100/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly as soon as possible.

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