Written answers

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Photo of Catherine MurphyCatherine Murphy (Kildare North, Social Democrats)
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127. To ask the Minister for Health the number of claims that have been taken against the State in respect of Covid-19 that the State Claims Agency is processing as of 15 September 2022; the number of claims accepted; and the number rejected and or not accepted as valid. [46178/22]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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The State Claims Agency (SCA) has a statutory remit to manage personal injury claims on behalf of Delegated State Authorities including the Health Service Executive. I have been informed by the SCA that the information contained below has been extracted from the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The SCA has received 93 healthcare claims, to date, in respect of COVID-19. These claims relate to service users, staff members and members of the public across healthcare locations. Two of these claims have been discontinued.

DefinitionsNational Incident Management System (NIMS):Incidents (which include claims) are reported using the “National Incident Management System”. This is hosted by the State Claims Agency (SCA) for the HSE, other Healthcare enterprises and State Authorities. An incident can be a harmful Incident (Adverse Event), no harm incident, near miss, dangerous occurrence (reportable circumstance) or complaint.


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