Harney, Mary

Thursday, 7 October 2004

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 589 No. 5

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Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme.

Was asked: her plans for the development of the services for persons in the Central Mental Hospital in Dundrum; if her attention has been drawn to the views of relatives that a modern building with high quality ...More Button

Written Answers - Salt Intake.

Was asked: if she has had, or proposes to have, discussions with food manufacturers regarding the level of salt in food products in view of an apparent link between levels of salt intake with high blood pressure...More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme.

Was asked: if she will release capital funding estimated at €400,000 required for design, to enable the long sought and top priority Ballinrobe community nursing unit to proceed on a site which has been purchase...More Button

My Department is at present examining the health capital programme to ascertain what new projects can be progressed through either planning or construction stages, taking account of existing commitmen...More Button

Written Answers - Health Board Services.

Was asked: if she will review the funding situation regarding a centre (details supplied) in County Galway; and if it will be given the maximum support and advice in order to assist male abuse survivors.More Button

The provision of health and personal social services to victims of abuse is a matter in the first instance for the Western Health Board. My Department has made considerable extra resources available i...More Button

Written Answers - Organ Retention.

Was asked: the period of time that was granted to the Dunne inquiry to complete a report; when she expects this report to be published; the cost to date of producing this report; and if she will make a statement...More Button

Was asked: the level of co-operation which has been given by the health board to the Dunne inquiry; the efforts which have been made by the hospitals concerned to contact the next of kin of the deceased persons ...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 189 and 190 together. The terms of reference of the post mortem inquiry require it to review post mortem policy, practice and procedure in all hospitals in the State s...More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme.

Was asked: when she will approve the submission from the Western Health Board received in her Department in 2002 as regards the Tuam health campus; and when she will allow the Tuam hospital project to proceed.More Button

My Department is at present examining the health capital programme to ascertain what new projects can be progressed through either planning or construction stages, taking account of existing commitmen...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the amount of money paid out by her Department in public relations fees; the name of the firm that was paid the highest amount; the amount paid to a specific firm (details supplied); the amount of mon...More Button

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

Was asked: the total amount of money paid out by her Department in legal fees; the details of the firms paid the greatest amount of fees; the total amount of money paid out in legal settlements; the number of su...More Button

The total amount paid out by my Department in respect of legal fees in 2003 was €12,402,959.40. Of this figure, €12,145,395.99 refers to legal fees paid in respect of tribunals and in this regard the ...More Button

Written Answers - Foster Care.

Was asked: when the fostering allowance was established and the reason it was established.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Procedures.

Was asked: the number of inpatient procedures and of day care procedures in 2003 and to date in 2004; and the estimated standard cost of an inpatient procedure and all outpatient procedure in 2003 and to date in...More Button

Figures as regards numbers of in-patient and day-case discharges generally are as follows: The 2002 estimated casemix standard cost, the latest year for the costs on the national case-mix programme, o...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: the number of inpatient admissions in hospitals here in 2003 and to date in 2004; the number of day-care cases and the total in-patient and day-care capacity in each year.More Button

Was asked: the number of accident and emergency attendances and of outpatient attendances in 2003 and to date in 2004.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 196 and 198 together. The information requested by the Deputy is provided in the table below. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the number of persons covered by medical cards; the percentage of population which this represents; and the number of prescriptions issued in 2003 and to date in 2004.More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in tabular form below.More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Appointments.

Was asked: the public appointments made by her Department between 1 July and 30 September 2004.More Button

I understand the Deputy is referring to persons appointed by the Minister for Health and Children to State boards under the aegis of the Department from 1 July 2004 to 30 September 2004. These appoint...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Properties.

Was asked: if she will provide information on properties (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is a matter for the Western Health Board. Accordingly, my Department has requested the chief executive officer to reply directly to the Deputy with the informat...More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services.

Was asked: if she will approve and implement the recommendation of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals to merge the Roscommon and east Galway mental health services; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the number of medical cards, the number of persons covered by those cards and the percentage of the population which this represents, per health board area; and her plans to honour her election commit...More Button

The latest figures available from the GMS (Payments) Board are those for September 2004. The distribution per health board area is as follows: The Government is fully committed to the extension of med...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Charges.

Was asked: the position regarding hospital charges for a premature baby who is confined to hospital for a long time in view of the fact that maternity services, including confinement, are free to all mothers and...More Button

The Health (In-Patient Charges) Regulations 1987 specify categories of persons exempted from public hospital statutory in-patient charges, which currently stand at €45 per night up to a maximum of €45...More Button

Written Answers - Health Board Staff.

Was asked: the salary paid to the chief executive of each of the health boards; and her plans in relation to their salary structure in view of the abolition of the boards and the reduced responsibility of those ...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy in relation to remuneration is set out in the table below: Discussions are continuing between my Department and the health board chief executive officers regard...More Button

Written Answers - Smoking Ban.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the Samaritans are receiving an increasing number of calls from the elderly following the introduction of the smoking ban.More Button

I am advised that no communications have been received in my Department from the Samaritans regarding the smoke-free workplaces measures.More Button

Written Answers - Health Board Services.

Was asked: if persons (details supplied) will be given the maximum support and advice.More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of health services in Santry is, in the first instance, the responsibility of the Northern Area Health Board acting under the aegis of the Eastern Regional H...More Button

Was asked: if the Western Health Board will provide transport to a person (details supplied) in County Mayo.More Button

As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of health services in the Westport area is, in the first instance, the responsibility of the Western Health Board. My Department has, therefore, asked the ch...More Button


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