Martin, Micheál

Wednesday, 31 May 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 520 No. 2

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Written Answers. - Services for the Elderly.

Was asked: the proposals if any, he has to introduce a scheme which will allow older people over 75 years to have smoke alarms provided free of charge; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I have been having preliminary discussions with ministerial colleagues on the possibility of having long-life smoke alarms installed in the homes of older people living alone. The proposal is at an ex...More Button

Written Answers. - Private Hospitals.

Was asked: the position regarding the plans for the Bon Secours to build a private hospital in the grounds of Limerick Regional Hospital.More Button

The Mid-Western Health Board and the Bon Secours health system have not yet completed their consultations with various bodies. I understand that there are some issues yet to be resolved and the health...More Button

Written Answers. - National Development Plan.

Was asked: the new services or the extension of existing services contained in the national development plan, which are funded by his Department, which have commenced or will commence in County Westmeath in 2000...More Button

Was asked: the capital programmes contained in the national development plan and funded by his Department that have commenced or will commence in the Westmeath constituency in 2000; and if he will make a stateme...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 109 and 110 together. The capital commitments of the Midland Health Board area, including County Westmeath, includes a wide range of projects and other initiatives acr...More Button

Written Answers. - Drugs Crisis Report.

Was asked: if he will consider the two sets of recommendations, the final comments and the contents of a report (details supplied) on the drugs crisis; if he will respond to each of the points raised; and if he ...More Button

I have just received the report in question. Since the provision of services for drug misusers in the Cherry Orchard-Ballyfermot area is a matter for the South Western Area Health Board in the first i...More Button

Written Answers. - Blood Donations.

Was asked: if he is satisfied himself with the level of public awareness to donation of blood for lifesaving operations; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I am satisfied that there is a significant level of public awareness of the importance of blood donations in the treatment of patients in our hospitals. Patients who undergo major surgery regularly de...More Button

Written Answers. - Orthodontic Service.

Was asked: if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 209 on 14 December 1999, he will outline the progress made in the dental treatment of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 12 who is now waiting ten years; a...More Button

As the provision of orthodontic treatment to eligible persons in Dublin 12 is the statutory responsibility of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, I have asked the regional chief executive of that h...More Button

Was asked: further to his reply to Parliamentary Question No. 90 of 25 May 2000, the most recent year when dentists were trained to become orthodontists in the Southern Health Board region; the number of dentist...More Button

I understand from the Southern Health Board that up to April 1999, the board had a training programme to train two orthodontists to consultant level but following an inspection by the specialist advis...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Promotion.

Was asked: if he will consider funding for the Union of Students in Ireland in order for them to produce further leaflets on health issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Officials from the health promotion unit of my Department recently met with representatives of the Union of Students of Ireland and funding for the publication of literature was discussed. The Union ...More Button

Written Answers. - Dental Services.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the lengthening waiting lists of school dental treatment in Donegal; the measures he proposes to implement to address this problem; and if he will make a statement o...More Button

The provision of school dental services in the Donegal area is the statutory responsibility of the North Western Health Board. I have had inquiries made of the North Western Health Board. I understand...More Button

Written Answers. - Autism Services.

Was asked: if the charter for persons with autism has been accepted by his Department; if each health board is aware of the charter and is working with the Irish Society for Autism to achieve its objectives; and...More Button

This Government recognises that persons with disabilities, including those with autism, have the same fundamental rights as any other group in our society. This includes the right to participate fully...More Button

Written Answers. - Cancer Treatment Services.

Was asked: if he has received the report from the National Cancer Forum with specific regard to breast cancer treatment facilities; if so, the date he received this report; if he has read and analysed the report...More Button

The National Cancer Forum has presented me with a draft copy of its report on the Development of Services for Symptomatic Breast Disease. I am currently reviewing this report.More Button

Written Answers. - Health Services.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan will be provided with dialysis treatment in Cavan General Hospital.More Button

The provision of hospital services to eligible persons resident in County Monaghan is the statutory responsibility of the North Eastern Health Board in the first instance. My Department has asked the ...More Button

Was asked: if it is now the policy of his Department to levy a charge for X-rays on persons who are referred by their general practitioner to a public hospital where, because of the long waiting lists, they deci...More Button

The Health (Amendment) Act, 1991 removed the entitlement to combine public and private elements of out-patient or in-patient care at the same time. The position now is that every patient is entitled t...More Button

Written Answers. - Cardiac Services.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare, currently a patient of the Mater Hospital, will receive bypass surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The responsibility for the provision of services at the Mater Hospital now rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has, therefore, asked the regional chief executive of the aut...More Button


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