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Written Answers - Care of the Elderly

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 493. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the steps he will take to prevent the proposal by the Health Service Executive to cease the preparation of meals on-site at a home (details supplied) in County Dublin and the replacement of freshly prepared meals with meals prepared at another hospital and transported to the home and re-heated or refrigerated there; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that such a procedure is in contravention of HIQA standards for nursing homes; if he will ensure that such a practice is not adopted at this or any other public nursing home; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6410/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Information on Kathleen Lynch Zoom on Kathleen Lynch As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.

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