Martin, Micheál

Wednesday, 10 December 2003

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 576 No. 6

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Leaders' Questions.

We received submissions from the Opposition.More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the inadequate facilities that exist in the paediatrics unit in Sligo General Hospital; the funding that has been allocated and timescale envisaged for the implement...More Button

Responsibility for the provision of services at Sligo General Hospital rests with the North-Western Health Board. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive officer of the board to examin...More Button

Was asked: when the new accident and emergency at James Connolly Memorial Hospital will be fully operational; and if funding for this purpose has been provided in the 2004 Estimates.More Button

Was asked: when all the remaining new beds at James Connolly Memorial Hospital will be opened for use; and if money has been provided for this purpose in the 2004 Estimates.More Button

Was asked: when the further planned investment programme for James Connolly Memorial Hospital will be undertaken; and the timetable for its various elements.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 200 to 202, inclusive, together. Responsibility for the provision of services at James Connolly Memorial Hospital rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. Wit...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Services.

Was asked: if he has made provision in the Estimates for the necessary finance to provide the new community nursing home unit in Tralee, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if a re-assessment of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo can be arranged for orthodontic treatment; and if they can get a second opinion.More Button

Responsibility for the provision of orthodontic treatment to eligible persons in County Mayo rests with the Western Health Board. My Department has asked the chief executive officer to investigate the...More Button

Written Answers. - Dr. Neary Inquiry.

Was asked: the date set for the commencement of the inquiry into the procedures carried out on women at the hands of a person (details supplied) and others in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda; the justif...More Button

I met again representatives from Patient Focus on 25 November, 2003. I informed the group that Judge Maureen Harding Clark has been selected to chair an inquiry into the issues raised by the Medical C...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Properties.

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Northern Area Health Board is being charged a substantial rent for the leasing of offices at Ballymun Civic Centre, a building that it has not yet ...More Button

My Department is not directly involved with the centre. Recently my Department asked the Eastern Regional Health Authority for more detailed information on the proposal. When it is received I will com...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Services.

Was asked: the annual subvention to provide services in St. Michael's Hospital, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin.More Button

Responsibility for the funding of services at the hospital rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has asked its chief executive to investigate the matter raised and to reply d...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Funding.

Was asked: if he will direct the South-Western Area Health Board or the Eastern Regional Health Authority to make up the shortfall of ?45,000 to pay home help persons in the Inchicore and Blubell areas of Dublin...More Button

Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the total amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department for the period 2000 to 2002, inclusive; the numbers of consultants engaged by his Department in the period; the steps that have been ta...More Button

It is not possible in the time allowed to compile all of the information requested by the Deputy. It is being collated and will be forwarded to him as soon as possible.More Button

Was asked: the total amount of expenditure on consultancy by his Department between 2000 and 2002, inclusive; the numbers of consultants engaged by his Department in those years; the steps that have been taken t...More Button

It is not possible in the time allowed to compile all of the information requested by the Deputy. It is being collated and will be forwarded directly to him as soon as possible.More Button

Written Answers. - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the staff or staff representatives in his Department or boards or agencies under the aegis of his Department, that were consulted about the decentralisation proposal the Minister for Finance announced...More Button

Was asked: the selection process used to select the locations identified in phases 1 to 3, inclusive, of the decentralisation proposal announced by the Minister for Finance in his Budget Statement, in respect of...More Button

Was asked: the functions or sections of his Department, or boards or agencies under the aegis of his Department, it is proposed to decentralise in respect of each location identified in phases 1 to 3, inclusive,...More Button

Was asked: the legislation required to allow decentralisation of a section of his Department; the section involved; the legislation that must be amended; the timetable for its publication; and if he will make a ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 211 to 214, inclusive, together. I have outlined to the House in detail the Government's health reform programme. Its implications will affect my Department's role, th...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Services.

Was asked: if there will be an increase in funding for home help services in the Rathmines area, particularly in the Terenure Home Care Services Limited for 2004.More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Staff.

Was asked: the number of staff in the Western Health Board; the constitution of the staff; the number of assistant directors of services; the number of staff allocated to each division of the board; the number a...More Button

The chief executive officer of each health board or authority is responsible for the management of the workforce in his or her region. That includes the appropriate staff mix and the precise grades of...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Services.

Was asked: the structure of the Western Health Board that deals with home help; the number of staff involved; the method of allocating home help hours; if there is an appeals system; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Was asked: the number of hours allocated for home help in the WHB for the years 2000 to 2002, inclusive; the number of new applications in each year; the reduction in such hours in each year; and if he will make...More Button

Was asked: if the reduction in home help hours allocated by the WHB has been affected by the number of new applications in the region; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the number of home help hours allocated by the WHB for 2003; if the allocation has been affected by health cuts by his Department; if so, the reduction in hours; if there have been new applications in...More Button

Written Answers. - Nursing Home Subventions.

Was asked: the number of applications for nursing home subventions in the WHB for each of the past three years; the number seeking top-ups or enhanced subventions; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers. - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the expected income thresholds to qualify for medical cards in 2004.More Button

Income guidelines are drawn up each year by the chief executive officers of the health boards or authority. This is done to assist in the determination of a person's eligibility for a medical card. Th...More Button

Was asked: if he expects the number of persons to qualify for medical cards to increase in 2004.More Button

Income guidelines are drawn up each year by the chief executive officers of the health boards or authority. This is done to assist in the determination of a person's eligibility for a medical card. Th...More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Accommodation.

Was asked: if a step-down six bed unit at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar was equipped but remains unoccupied; the date and expenditure on the project; and the reason it remains unoccupied.More Button

Responsibility for the provision of services at the hospital rests with the Midland Health Board. My Department has asked its chief executive officer to examine the issues raised by the Deputy and to ...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Services.

Was asked: if he will direct the SWAHB to agree to a doctor's recommendation that a stair-rail be provided for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 on urgent medical grounds.More Button

Written Answers. - Orthodontic Service.

Was asked: if he will direct that a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 be attended to urgently.More Button

Responsibility for the provision of orthodontic services to eligible persons in Dublin 8 rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has asked the regional chief executive to inves...More Button

Written Answers. - Health Board Services.

Was asked: if he will take steps to assist a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 to obtain long-term care at a nursing home.More Button

Written Answers. - Hospital Report.

Was asked: the progress to date in implementing the recommendations of the Bonner report on Monaghan General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

On 25 July 2003 I published the report of Mr. Kevin Bonner on Monaghan General Hospital. I indicated at that time my acceptance of the main recommendation of the report that Monaghan General Hospital ...More Button


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