Written answers

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Photo of Colm BurkeColm Burke (Cork North Central, Fine Gael)
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333. To ask the Minister for Health the progress that is being made to reduce hospital car parking charges particularly for those with sick children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [56718/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The Programme for Governmentmakes a commitment to introduce a cap on the maximum daily charge for patients and visitors at all public hospitals, where possible and to introduce flexible passes in all public hospitals for patients and their families. I am very aware of the financial burden this issue can cause some patients and families. Accordingly, consideration is being given to how best to ensure this commitment is addressed, taking account of existing arrangements already in place.

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