Statement: The Valproate Inquiry Update

OACS Ireland has been invited to attend a meeting with officials in the Department of Health. One of our objectives is to gain explicit reasons on why there has been such a delay on appointing a chairperson to the inquiry and get decisive information on what the department is doing to resolve it. We want this inquiry which was approved by cabinet over six months ago to move ahead, but the department so far has not shown us any real direction regarding this. It is our hope this meeting may change things and move things along quickly as promised by Minister Donnelly in July 2023.