O'Hanlon, Rory

Wednesday, 21 March 1990

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 397 No. 3

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Written Answers. - Facilities at Health Centres.

Was asked: the steps he has taken to ensure that persons attending health centres are accorded privacy when discussing personal details concerning their applications for benefits; and the future action which is ...More Button

I have been informed by the eight health boards that all health centres have private interviewing facilities for people who are applying for benefits from the community welfare officers. However, in ...More Button

Written Answers. - Physiotherapy Treatment for Patient.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7, who suffered a stroke in July, 1989 and who requires intensive physiotherapy; and if he will make a statement on...More Button

I understand that arrangements will be made for the patient to attend for physiotherapy treatment at the Mater Hospital if it is found to be required. The case is to be reviewed by the clinical team ...More Button

Written Answers. - Killarney, Kerry, Hospital Accommodation.

Was asked: if he is satisfied that there is no overcrowding in wards at St. Finan's Hospital, Killarney, County Kerry.More Button

On the inspector of mental hospital's last statutory inspection of St. Finan's Hospital, Killarney in July, 1989, he reported that there was some overcrowding at the hospital. However, the situation...More Button

Written Answers. - Kidney Dialysis Treatment Services.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the problems of patients in the south east who require kidney dialysis treatment and who cannot avail of this treatment at Ardkeen Regional Hospital, County Waterfor...More Button

Was asked: if he will give details of the national situation in relation to the hospital services for kidney dialysis patients throughout the country with specific reference to (a) the numbers requiring treatmen...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 171 and 172 together. The number of patients requiring this treatment on a routine basis is about 400. The hospitals providing a renal dialysis service are as follow...More Button

Written Answers. - Training for Mentally Handicapped.

Was asked: if moneys are available to fund pre-vocational training for mildly mentally handicapped children aged 15 years and over; the way in which applications should be made to avail of these funds; and if he...More Button

In general the position is that pre-vocational training for school-going children with a mild degree of mental handicap is available in some special schools funded by the Department of Education as an...More Button

Written Answers. - Stress in Nursing.

Was asked: if he is in receipt of a report on stress in nursing; if his attention has been drawn to reports that he has placed an embargo on the publication of this report; if he will authorise its publication; ...More Button

A report on a study on stress in Irish nursing has been submitted to my Department, which commissioned the study. In the course of the academic refereeing process, which is normal practice in relatio...More Button

Written Answers. - Dental Surgery Assistants.

Was asked: the present position regarding upgrading of dental surgery assistants employed by health boards arising from recent negotiations in this matter on their behalf; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Following negotiations on this issue, an offer has been made to the union representing the dental surgery assistant grade. The union's response is awaited.More Button

Written Answers. - EC Presidency Travel Costs.

Was asked: the projected cost of foreign travel on commercial airlines by him while engaged in EC Presidency duties for the first half of this year.More Button

As neither the full extent of the commitments involving foreign travel which I may have to undertake during the period of the Presidency nor the availability of the Government jet can be determined in...More Button


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