Noonan, Michael

Tuesday, 27 June 1995

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 455 No. 1

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Written Answers. - Incontinence Care Advice.

Was asked: the scale of salary paid to persons occupying the post of nursing adviser on incontinence in the various health boards.More Button

Limerick East): There is no recognised grade of incontinence adviser in the public health service. In the health boards, designated nurses act as advisers on incontinence care. In some cases these d...More Button

Written Answers. - Provision of Orthodontic Treatment.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in providing orthodontic treatment for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 16.More Button

Limerick East): As the provision of orthodontic treatment for children in the Dublin 16 area is the statutory responsibility of the Eastern Health Board I have asked the chief executive officer of th...More Button

Written Answers. - Staff Shortages.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the staff shortages at Peamount Hospital, Newcastle, County Dublin, which is affecting the service provided for the mentally handicapped patients involved; the measu...More Button

Written Answers. - Single Means Assessment.

Was asked: the benefits under the aegis of his Department where separate means tests are applied; the plans, if any, he has for a single means assessment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Limerick-East): The health boards operate a means test for certain services and payments as set out as follows: (i) Medical cardsMore Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Payment.

Was asked: the health boards that pay disabled person's maintenance allowance weekly by way of a voucher system; the plans, if any, he has to ensure that all recipients will be paid on a weekly basis; and if he ...More Button

Limerick East): The method of payment for disabled person's maintenance allowance (DPMA) in each of the eight health boards is set out in the following table:More Button

Written Answers. - Nurse-Patient Ratio.

Was asked: the ratio of nurses to patients throughout the country under the nursing headings of general, psychiatric, geriatric excluding rehabilitation, rehabilitation, public health and others; and if he will ...More Button

Limerick East): The data requested by the Deputy are not readily available in my Department. Each health agency is required to operate within an approved financial allocation and total employment cei...More Button

Written Answers. - Waterford Hospital.

Was asked: when funding will be made available to St. Patrick's Hospital in Waterford to provide a ground floor extension; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Limerick East): My Department is considering a number of proposals for capital funding in the South-Eastern Health Board area, one of which concerns the provision of a day room at St. Patrick's Hospit...More Button

Written Answers. - Care of Elderly.

Was asked: the estimates his Department assembles for determining the number and needs of elderly requiring care; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Limerick East): In the first instance, the number of elderly persons residing in each catchment area is calculated by the various health boards through examination of the latest census of population r...More Button

Written Answers. - Care of Persons with Disabilities.

Was asked: the efforts, if any, his Department has made to assess the number of people currently receiving support for institutional care who might be assisted to live independently.More Button

Limerick East): Developments in the provision of services in recent years for persons with disabilities have been, in the main, community based. The principle behind the development of the services ...More Button

Written Answers. - Family Planning Services.

Was asked: the level of funding he intends to provide in 1995 and in subsequent years to fully implement the requirement of his Department's guidelines on family planning services; and the timescale and monitori...More Button

Limerick East): I have provided additional funding of £730,000 this year for the development of comprehensive family planning services. Health boards are required to report to my Department the speci...More Button

Written Answers. - Dental Hygienists.

Was asked: when dental hygienists who were placed on a list for appointment to the various health boards will be notified of the commencement date of their work.More Button

Limerick East): The recruitment and appointment of dental hygienists is a matter for each health board. It is a matter for the Chief Executive Officer of each board to set commencement dates for appo...More Button

Written Answers. - Kilkenny Geriatric Hospital.

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has for the provision of a geriatric hospital in Kilkenny; the decision, if any, which has been made to allocate funds for such a hospital in Kilkenny; and if he will make a stat...More Button

Limerick East): In the first instance, the provision of long stay accommodation for the elderly in Kilkenny is a matter for the South-Eastern Health Board.More Button

Was asked: the proposals, if any, he has for the provision and retention of elective orthopaedic services in Kilkenny; the plans, if any, he has for the involvement of the existing orthopaedic hospital at Kilcre...More Button

Limerick East): A major review of orthopaedic services in the south-east region was undertaken by a joint Department of Health/Comhairle na nOspidéal Review Group during 1991-92. The main impetus for ...More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Waste Disposal.

Was asked: if he will instruct health boards not to dispose of hospital waste to existing or proposed incinerator plants in view of the Government's decision not to invest in incinerators as a means of waste dis...More Button

Limerick East): Hospital waste consists of two main components, domestic type waste and health care risk waste. The domestic type waste is suitable for disposal by the landfill method. The options f...More Button

Written Answers. - Ministerial Appointments.

Was asked: the persons appointed by him or by Ministers of State at his Department as programme managers, advisers, secretaries, assistants, counsellors or back-up staff either in his Department or in constituen...More Button

Limerick East): I have appointed one programme manager and three special advisers, details of which I have already given in reply to a Parliamentary Question from Deputy Maire Geoghegan-Quinn on 14 Ju...More Button

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