Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Department of Health
971. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a procedure (details supplied) must be included in the national checklist for the anomaly scan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18331/20]
The National Maternity Strategy is very clear that all women must have equal access to standardised ultrasound services. The Strategy is being implemented on a phased basis and this work is being led by the National Women and Infants Health Programme. The Programme's Implementation Plan for the Strategy includes a number of actions to facilitate the provision by all maternity hospitals/units of dating and anomaly scans to all pregnant women.
In relation to the specific queries raised by the Deputy regarding access to anomaly scanning, I have asked the Health Service Executive to reply to you directly.