Written answers

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Photo of Bríd SmithBríd Smith (Dublin South Central, People Before Profit Alliance)
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314. To ask the Minister for Health if, he will request the HSE to lift the current ban on water birth in Ireland immediately and to restore this choice of labour and delivery to women given the evidence of the safety of water birth internationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23901/22]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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As the National Women and Infants Health Programme leads on the management, organisation and delivery of maternity, gynaecological and neonatal services, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly, as soon as possible.

Photo of James LawlessJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail)
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315. To ask the Minister for Health the plans that are in place to address the backlog in the registry office, Naas which is causing delays in receiving birth and death certificates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23906/22]

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

Photo of Catherine ConnollyCatherine Connolly (Galway West, Independent)
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316. To ask the Minister for Health when the ban on water births will be lifted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23907/22]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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As the National Women and Infants Health Programme leads on the management, organisation and delivery of maternity, gynaecological and neonatal services, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly, as soon as possible.

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