Health Minister Mary Harney has met briefly with Senator Cecilia Keavney to discuss the lack of arrangements for infant post mortem examinations in Donegal.
The possibility of a cross border agreement for the sharing of services was one of the issues discussed.
The lack of a designated Pediatric Pathologist above the Galway to Dublin line came into focus in tragic circumstances recently when a young Buncrana couple had to travel to Dublin on a minibus with their infant's coffin on their knees.
Minister Harney said the HSE is currently developing a Code of Practice for Post Mortem Services, a development Senator Keavney is welcoming.
She says arrangements for Donegal must be included in that code of practice: [podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/cecil830.mp3[/podcast]