Press Release

Statement from Minister of State Kathleen Lynch T.D. on St Patrick’s Kilkenny

The Minister of State Kathleen Lynch T.D. is extremely concerned about the issues highlighted to the Department of Health by HIQA in relation to this designated centre in Kilkenny which is run by a voluntary service provider. It is of paramount importance that vulnerable residents are safe and protected in what is their own home. The Minister understands that the HSE has been in close contact with HIQA to discuss with them how best to ensure the welfare and safety of the residents who have been in the care of this service provider. The Minister of State will be kept fully appraised of developments in this regard.