194. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Health his plans to implement co-sleeping beds in the new national maternity hospital being built on the St. Vincent’s campus; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29162/17 asked on 21 Jun 2017 - Maternity Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 194 to 196, inclusive, together.
In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. 
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195. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Health the guidelines the HSE plans to introduce and promote regarding co-sleeping between the newborn baby and mother; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29163/17 asked on 21 Jun 2017 - Maternity Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 194 to 196, inclusive, together.
In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. 
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196. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Health the HSE’s policy regarding co-sleeping of baby and mother in maternity hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29164/17 asked on 21 Jun 2017 - Maternity Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 194 to 196, inclusive, together.
In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. 
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202. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Health the hospitals that supply baby boxes for newborn babies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29170/17 asked on 21 Jun 2017 - Maternity Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 202 to 204, inclusive, together.
In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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203. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide baby boxes in all maternity hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 29171/17 asked on 21 Jun 2017 - Maternity Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 202 to 204, inclusive, together.
In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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204. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Health the contents of each of the sets of baby boxes; and if the sets provide breastfeeding support items. (Question 29172/17 asked on 21 Jun 2017 - Maternity Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 202 to 204, inclusive, together.
In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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