Noonan, Michael

Wednesday, 26 June 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 467 No. 5

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Written Answers. - Hospital Waiting List.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be admitted for tests to the Galway Regional Hospital in view of the fact that he has been waiting over two years.More Button

Limerick East): Inquiries were made from the Western Health Board and I am informed that the patient referred to was admitted under the consultant neurologist on Monday, 24 June 1996.More Button

Written Answers. - Hepatitis C Victims.

Was asked: the reason the reported number of victims of hepatitis C from blood transfusions is so low; if he will publish statistical work done by his Department on the likely incidence of hepatitis C from trans...More Button

Limerick East): The BTSB has informed my Department that the prevalence rate for hepatitis C in the donor population between 1991 and 1992 was 0.08 per cent and in 1995 had fallen to 0.01 per cent in ...More Button

Written Answers. - Compensation Tribunal.

Was asked: if he is considering the appointment of any further personnel to the hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal.More Button

Limerick East): I am not at present considering the appointment of additional personnel to the tribunal to compensate certain persons who have contracted hepatitis C from the use of human immunoglobul...More Button

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the concerns of hepatitis C victims at the standard of proof required by the hepatitis C tribunal in relation to meeting the balance of probability requirements set ...More Button

Was asked: if notice has been issued by the hepatitis C tribunal to victimes warning them that no case will be heard unless a full application is made; if victims who are unable to file full applications due to ...More Button

Limerick East): I propose to take Questions Nos. 55 and 56 together. I have been informed by the tribunal that no notice of the type referred to in the question has been issued by the tribunal. I have...More Button

Written Answers. - Dental Service.

Was asked: the current position in relation to medical card holders who are over 35 years of age, who are seeking dentures; if cover has been extended for such dental treatment; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

Limerick East): Under the dental treatment services scheme dental treatment services will be extended to all adults with medical card eligibility on a phased basis.More Button

Written Answers. - Notifiable Diseases.

Was asked: whether he proposes to include coeliac sufferers in notifiable diseases in view of the additional cost they face.More Button

Limerick East): The objectives of the infectious diseases legislation are to provide for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases capable of being transmitted. Coeliac diseased cannot be c...More Button

Written Answers. - Mental Handicap Services.

Was asked: the proposals, if any, he has to make additional funds available to ensure there is an adequate number of permanent residential places for the mentally handicapped.More Button

Was asked: when consideration of the five year statement of needs for the mentally handicapped will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the completion date for the validation process initiated by him in relation to the residential care waiting list of persons with a handicap.More Button

Written Answers. - ICA Counselling Service.

Was asked: whether he will provide funding to the Irish Countrywomen's Association in respect of its counselling service.More Button

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has to provide funding to the Irish Countrywomen's Association in respect of its counselling services.More Button

Limerick East): I propose to take Questions Nos. 62 and 67 together. I have received a request from the Irish Countrywomen's Association for funding towards a counselling service. This application is ...More Button

Written Answers. - Ballinaglera (Leitrim) Health Centre.

Was asked: if he will give a commencement date for the new health centre for Ballinaglera, County Leitrim.More Button

Limerick East): As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of health centres is a matter for the health boards in the first instance. I have been informed by the North-Western Health Board that it ca...More Button

Written Answers. - Carrick-on-Shannon (Leitrim) Hospital.

Was asked: when it is proposed to commence work on the extension to St. Patrick's Hospital, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim.More Button

Limerick East): In the first instance, capital developments in County Leitrim are a matter for the North-Western Health Board. The development of this project will be dependent on the resources avail...More Button

Written Answers. - Compensation Tribunal.

Was asked: the number of applications that were received by the hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal at the expiry of the deadline on 17 June 1996; the way in which these applications break down between Anti-D, tra...More Button

Limerick East): The Compensation Tribunal received approximately 1,600 applications from its establishment on 15 December 1995 to 17 June 1996, the closing date for receipt of applications. The tribun...More Button

Written Answers. - Dental Service.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that persons suffering from hepatitis C are being denied dental treatment at their local health centres; the location, if any, at which persons who have thi...More Button

Limerick East): The purpose of the Health (Amendment) Bill, 1995, is to provide a statutory basis for the making available without charge of certain services to certain persons who have contracted hep...More Button

Written Answers. - Introduction of Legislation.

Was asked: the plans, if any, he has to introduce legislation to prohibit professional boxing in this country in view of the proven risk of serious and permanent injury and even of death.More Button

Limerick East): I have no plans, at this time, to introduce such legislation.More Button

Written Answers. - Home Medical Care.

Was asked: if he will have arrangements made to have medication applied in the home of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3 who is suffering from schizophrenia and who requires fortnightly injections but refu...More Button

Limerick East): I am sure the Deputy will appreciate that it would be inappropriate of me to reply in the House to his question as it involves clinical details of an individual patient. I have, howeve...More Button


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