Written answers

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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105. To ask the Minister for Health if clinical midwife and nurse specialist lactation consultants have been appointed within all Irish maternity and paediatric hospitals, according to a determined births to support staff ratio, with dedicated CMS / CNS lactation in NICUs; the proportion of CMS / CNS whole-time equivalent per births in maternity units and per admissions currently; the cost of ensuring the appointment of these according to a determined births to support staff ratio; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22370/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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As this is an operational matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly, as soon as possible. 

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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106. To ask the Minister for Health the number of full-time lactation consultant posts in each CHO; the cost of meeting the deficits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22371/21]

Photo of Frank FeighanFrank Feighan (Sligo-Leitrim, Fine Gael)
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The question relates to a service matter and has been referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.

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