Tuesday 25 June 2019

HSE to spend €60,000 on abortion study

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Gordon Deegan

The HSE is set to spend up to €60,000 on a research study on the experiences of women who have used unplanned pregnancy support and abortion services since new laws were introduced.

More than five months after the commencement of the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy Act 2018, the HSE is commissioning research in order "to develop an in-depth understanding of the experiences of women who have accessed unplanned pregnancy support services and abortion services".

According to tender documentation, the purpose of the study is to also gather in-depth information from medical professionals in relation to women accessing these services.

The study will also provide a comprehensive description of the experiences of women who have availed of these services in Ireland, taking account of differing backgrounds, ages and locations.

The HSE states that the maximum budget available for the project is €60,000 exclusive of Vat.

The tender states that as the HSE has a very limited budget available for this study, it seeks to achieve value for money and tenderers must be cognisant of this budget when preparing their tender submission.

The closing date for the receipt of tenders has been set as June 21.

Irish Independent

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