Noonan, Michael

Tuesday, 28 February 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 449 No. 7

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Written Answers. - Medical Card Retention.

Was asked: if he will confirm retention of medical card for a family (details supplied) in County Westmeath whose case came up for review recently.More Button

Limerick East): The determination of eligibility for a medical card is a matter for the chief executive officer of the appropriate health board. Persons are granted medical cards where the chief exec...More Button

Written Answers. - Report on Blood Transfusion Service Board.

Was asked: when he expects to publish the report resulting from the investigations into the blood bank.More Button

Limerick East): I received the report of the expert group on the Blood Transfusion Service Board on 27 January 1995. I am considering the report in detail and arrangements will be made in due course ...More Button

Written Answers. - Multiple Sclerosis Sufferers.

Was asked: the numbers of multiple sclerosis sufferers in each health board area; the services provided in each health board area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Limerick East): The number of multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers known to each health board is set out in the following table:More Button

Written Answers. - Sight Testing Waiting List.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that there is a nine months' waiting list for sight testing under the Western Health Board sight testing scheme for pensioners; and his views on whether thi...More Button

Limerick East): The provision of optical services for eligible persons in the Western Health Board area is the statutory responsibility of the Western Health Board. The Western Health Board currently ...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Waiting Lists.

Was asked: the number of persons on out-patient waiting lists in the North-Western Health Board area; the number of these who have been waiting for over 12 months; the number of these who have been waiting for o...More Button

Limerick East): As at 31 January 1995, the total number of persons in the North-Western Health Board area on out-patient waiting lists was 9,397. Information relating to approximately waiting times is...More Button

Written Answers. - Eye Surgery.

Was asked: if he will have arrangements made for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 24 to have urgent eye surgery carried out following the cancellation of this person's operation; and if he will make a state...More Button

Limerick East): I understand from the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital that the person in question was operated upon on 22 February 1995.More Button

Written Answers. - Foreign Adoptions.

Was asked: if he will introduce legislation which will provide, without exception, for the recognition by the State of adoptions which have been effected in other countries in accordance with the law applying in...More Button

Was asked: the specific grounds on which it is considered that an adoption effected under Guatemalan law does not have essentially the same legal effect as respects the termination and creation of parental right...More Button

Was asked: if he will provide for the recognition of adoptions which have been conducted in other countries in accordance with the law applying in those countries but which are not currently recognised by the St...More Button

Written Answers. - Diabetic Clinic.

Was asked: the present position regarding the proposed diabetic clinic and a multi-risk factor clinic for Tralee General Hospital, County Kerry, which is ongoing since June 1991; if he will make necessary financ...More Button

Limerick East): The provision and organisation services at Tralee General Hospital is a matter for the Southern Health Board in the first instance. I understand that the establishment of a multi-risk...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Expenditure.

Was asked: the per capita expenditure of each health board in the year 1994.More Button

Limerick East): The information requested by the Deputy is not yet available in my Department. I will send the information to him as soon as it becomes available, which I expect will be soon.More Button

Written Answers. - Purification Rundown Procedure.

Was asked: if the procedure known as purification rundown as practised by a Church (details supplied) at an individual cost of £1,200 and the psychotherapy offered there has been investigated by his Department; ...More Button

Limerick East): I, as Minister for Health, have no role or function in the investigation and monitoring of the Church of Scientology. The psychotherapy and purification rundown services offered by pra...More Button

Written Answers. - Orthodontic Treatment.

Was asked: if orthodontic treatment will be provided in the case of a person (details supplied) in Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Limerick East): The provision of orthodontic treatment to persons in County Galway is the responsibility of the Western Health Board in the first instance and I have referred this case to the chief e...More Button

Was asked: the number of people waiting for orthodontic treatment in the Southern Health Board area; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Limerick East): The provision of orthodontic treatment to eligible persons in the Southern Health Board area is the responsibility of the Southern Health Board in the first instance and I have referre...More Button


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