Byrne, Eric J.

Wednesday, 13 May 1992

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 419 No. 6

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Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Beaumont Neurosurgery Unit.

The Minister read his reply so fast that the media did not catch everything he said.More Button

I was representing the media momentarily.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Patients' Charter.

I am not happy with what I have heard from the Minister. What steps does he intend to take to empower patients to pursue their rights under the charter before, during and after hospitalisation? What s...More Button

What about a central board or authority?More Button

Would the Minister not agree that there should be a central authority to handle all complaints from patients who want the terms of the charter applied?More Button

The charter was negotiated 18 months ago under the Programme for Economic and Social Progress. The Minister mentioned that one of the principles of the charter was the right to respect for religious a...More Button

The Minister is talking about a charter of rights for all patients.More Button

Protestant patients may have to be transferred from a hospital that does not observe their code of ethics.More Button

Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Mental Handicap Services.

I would like to ask the Minister two questions, the first of which is what reassurances can he give the parents of children attending training schemes — they will complete their third year in June of ...More Button

Would the Minister not agree that unless he provides finance——More Button

——the position will continue to deteriorate under his leadership as Minister for Health?More Button

Written Answers. - Mentally Handicapped Trainees.

Asked the minister: if his attention has been drawn to the severe difficulties likely to be faced by hundreds of mentally handicapped trainees whose training, which is funded by the European Social Fund, will end in June...More Button

Written Answers. - Student Grants.

Asked the minister: the reason mature students who are currently studying and registered at a college, are deemed to be ineligible for grant assistance under his Department's scheme of grants for mature students commenci...More Button

Asked the minister: when he intends to introduce legislation to provide for the introduction of grants as announced by his Department for mature students who wish to enter third level education in 1992.More Button


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