Durkan, Bernard

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Joint Committee on Health Debate


National Maternity Strategy: Discussion (Resumed)

I thank the Chairman and the witnesses for giving of their time, expertise and vision. I think I have mentioned before that interaction between medical practitioners and mainstream politicians has...More Button

Data protection was mentioned but to what extent does it impede or assist the delivery of maternity services? Maybe the witnesses could give an example. I will not go over the question raised b...More Button

What do the witnesses believe needs to be done in terms of the implementation of the national maternity strategy?  Another issue that has been raised ...More Button

The GP service is crucial to every person in the country. It is a service that we all have to avail of at some point in our lives. It is important that we establish the fundamentals of what we ...More Button

It was mentioned that there are only three part-time peri-natal psychiatrists in the Dublin area. It is important that is brought to the attention of the Minister at the earliest opportunity. W...More Button

I do not wish to go into individual tragic circumstances but a number come to mind. Inevitably, moneys are spent on the defence of court cases. In my comments, I was trying to balance the hospita...More Button

The situation has been greatly exaggerated, to paraphrase the words of Mark Twain.More Button