Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has said that a pregnant woman’s Eircode should not dictate whether or not she receives a 20 week anomaly scan. Deputy Troy was commenting after the release of figures from a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee where the National Maternity Strategy was debated. “At present, access to anomaly scans is patchy with large swathes of the country not having a dedicated service. “Women in Dublin can, by and large, receive the scan, but pregnant women in other parts of the country aren’t so lucky. Following pressure I exerted on the...Read more
- 2,579 children are left waiting while 351 alone are waiting over a year for assessment -New figures released to Fianna Fail reveal that some 2,579 children and young people are waiting for an appointment with the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in Ireland. Commenting on these figures, Deputy Troy said, “The last HSE Performance Report, published in September 2017 indicated that there were 2,333 children placed on a waiting list for...