Dáil Éireann - Volume 378 - 08 March, 1988
Written Answers. - Genetic Counselling.
Mr. S. Barrett Mr. S. Barrett
160. Mr. S. Barrett asked the Minister for Health if it is his intention to reduce the availability of genetic counselling; if his attention has been drawn to the problems that the lack of such couselling can lead to; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Health (Dr. O'Hanlon) Rory O'Hanlon
Minister for Health (Dr. O'Hanlon): It is not my intention to reduce the availability of genetic counselling. I am aware of the problems that the lack of such counselling can lead to.
The current difficulties have arisen because of problems with the staffing of  the cyto-genetic laboratory service at the Children's Hospital, Temple Street.
My officials will be meeting representatives of the hospital tomorrow and will be discussing the matter with them.
Dáil Éireann 378 Written Answers. Genetic Counselling.