Order of Business, 10th December- Over 70’s GP Access.

Deputy Joe O’Reilly: Given that there would be a great deal of merit in alleviating the financial stress being experienced by people over 70 who may fall ill and in view of the fact that early detection is vital, when will the health (general practitioner service) (No. 2) Bill, which will grant such people universal access to GPs, be introduced? This is important and progressive proposed legislation.

The Taoiseach: The process relating to the legislation is very well advanced. It was on the list for this session and I would say that it will be published early in the next session.

Senator Joe O'Reilly representing Cavan & Monaghan 2010. | An ExSite website