Harney, Mary

Tuesday, 15 February 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 597 No. 5

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Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if she will seek additional funding for rape and sexual assault services, such as rape crisis centres and specialised sexual assault units which are usually located in hospitals, in view of the recent...More Button

Was asked: the number and location of rape crisis centres and specialised sexual assault units throughout Ireland; if she will consider the establishment of more rape crisis centres and specialised sexual assaul...More Button

Was asked: the level of funding allocated to rape crisis centres in each of the past five years; if funding has been increased relative to the expanded services now being offered and the increased number of pers...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the long delays being experienced by persons in the north west in securing appointments with a neurologist in specialist centres; the plans there are to deal with th...More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will be called for a mammogram; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Cancer Screening Programme.

Was asked: the discussions which have already taken place or are planned to provide a local solution to the lack of a BreastCheck service in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the right of women...More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Was asked: the current waiting times for women to be called for mammograms in both Sligo and Letterkenny General Hospitals; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be included on a panel retained by the western branch of the Health Services Executive and if this cannot be done immediately, when a vacancy might a...More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Health Centres.

Was asked: her plans to provide the village of Dunleer with a new health centre.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the reason hand or grab rails have not been provided at the home of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if a response in the case will be expedited.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: if she will review a medical card application in the name of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny with a view to granting the card based on her urgent medical needs; if this person qualifies...More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if immediate support and service will be given to person (details supplied) in Dublin 3; and if she will work with Dublin City Council on this matter.More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Was asked: the amount of public money granted in 2004 to an organisation (details supplied) in Dublin 3; the position regarding its recent problems; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Cross-Border Projects.

Was asked: the contacts she has with her counterparts in Northern Ireland to help advance in a logical manner the development of medical services on the island of Ireland (details supplied); and if she will make...More Button

I had arranged to have lunch with Ms Angela Smith MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Northern Ireland Office, on the occasion of her visit to Dublin on 9 December 2004 on other business...More Button

Written Answers - National Treatment Purchase Fund.

Was asked: the finance spent on the national treatment purchase fund in 2004; the number of patients treated in respect of each procedure carried out; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The provisional outturn for the national treatment purchase fund in 2004 was €44 million. My Department has asked the chief executive of the national treatment purchase fund to reply directly to the D...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Subventions.

Was asked: the direction given to public nursing homes and long-stay institutions regarding the retention of the pensions of patients; the restriction on payments from a patient property account to cover only mo...More Button

Following receipt of legal advice on the matter, my Department issued an instruction to each former health board on 9 December 2004 to cease imposing any charges on fully eligible individuals in recei...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the crisis in speech therapy and psychological services in the mid-western region; her proposals to improve the speech therapy and psychological services in the mid-...More Button

Was asked: the proposals she has to improve orthodontic dental treatment services in the mid-western region; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Water Fluoridation.

Was asked: the cost of the fluoridation of the nation’s water supplies (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: the reason the respite unit at Drumcar, County Louth has not been provided with the promised 64 staffing requirements and funds to enable it to remain open and provide an essential service to the fami...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Subventions.

Was asked: if the Health Service Executive is empowered to contribute to the funding of private nursing home care in circumstances in which the income of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry is insufficie...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if the maxillo facial service for the north-west that has been located in Altnagelvin Hospital, Derry will be safeguarded; if there are any outstanding proposals made by the cross-Border working group...More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Was asked: if services will be improved for all patients with cystic fibrosis; and if she will invest €8 million immediately.More Button

Was asked: the reason she has not met to date with the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland; if she will meet with this organisation in the near future; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the review of cystic fibrosis services by a person (details supplied) and the 11 recommendations made by same; if these recommendations will be implemented as soon a...More Button

Was asked: the reason cystic fibrosis patients in Northern Ireland have a longer survival rate than those in the Republic; the way in which the recommendation contained in the Pollack report will be implemented;...More Button

Was asked: the reason cystic fibrosis patients in Northern Ireland have a longer survival rate than those in the Irish Republic (details supplied); the way in which she sees the recommendation contained in the P...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 198, 208 to 210, inclusive, and 240 together. I welcome the recent Pollack report commissioned by the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland on the treatment of cystic...More Button

Was asked: the position of an appointment for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare for a brain scan; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Was asked: if a back operation at Tallaght Hospital for a person (details supplied) in County Carlow will be expedited; the reason for the postponements; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Was asked: if she has received an application from a group (details supplied) in Dublin 5 for a site at Abbotstown, Dublin; if the OPW will be of assistance to this group in its endeavours; and if she will make ...More Button

Was asked: if an appointment will be made for a person (details supplied) at the county clinic, Kilkenny; and the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: the reason respite services are being cut for persons with an intellectual disability on 28 February 2005 at a centre (details supplied); if this situation for the families will be ended and the 84 ad...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if she will investigate the need to provide a residential place for a person (details supplied).More Button

Written Answers - School Closures.

Was asked: if she will investigate the circumstances surrounding the closing of a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary; the steps she will take to rectify this matter; and if she will make a statement o...More Button

Written Answers - Official Engagements.

Was asked: if she will facilitate a request for a meeting with the North West Hospice; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Health Centres.

Was asked: if she will report on the protracted discussions which took place between her Department and the Northern Area Health Board regarding the provision of a new health centre in Ballymun, Dublin 9; the re...More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deliv...More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services.

Was asked: if there are plans in her Department for the provision of services for persons suffering from eating disorders; if she will report on these plans; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme.

Was asked: when the design team will be appointed to Letterkenny General Hospital in relation to the construction of the accident and emergency unit; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The provision of a new accident and emergency unit at Letterkenny General Hospital is a matte to be addressed in the context of the Health Service Executive’s national service plan, which will indicat...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the provision of a new community hospital in Dingle, County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: when she will grant approval to the south eastern area of the Health Service Executive to appoint a design team in regard to the planning brief for Waterford Regional Hospital, submitted to her Depart...More Button

The question of a new capital development at Waterford Regional Hospital is a matter to be addressed in the context of the Health Service Executive’s national service plan, which will indicate its pro...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments.

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the Irish Wheelchair Association for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the Irish Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the Huntingdon’s Disease Foundation for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the Anne Sullivan Foundation for Deaf Blind for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the AWARE organisation for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the GROW organisation for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the National Suicide Review Group for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to Down Syndrome Ireland for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to NAMHI for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to Children in Hospital Ireland for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Children in Hospital Ireland, CHI, is a voluntary organisation which was established in 1970. It provides support and advice to parents before, during and after their child’s stay in hospital. In 2003...More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the National Suicide Research Foundation for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the Association of Higher Education Access and Disability for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the grant aid advanced to the Irish Association of Suicidology for 2003 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the number of public long-stay elderly care beds in each of the former health board regions; the number of publicly contracted elderly long-stay beds in private nursing homes in each of the former hea...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: the procedure involved in the appointment of general practitioners co-ordinators for methadone treatment and other drug addiction services; the person who created the position; the job specifications ...More Button

Was asked: if general practitioner co-ordinators can do other private or public work while working as coordinators; and if such a person is on sick or other leave from one position, if they can work for another ...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that it is intended to review the titles and work practices of the general practitioners co-ordinators similar to that for other newly created posts.More Button

Was asked: the qualifications required for the position of general practitioners co-ordinators; the additional training which has been supplied to appointed general practitioners co-ordinators since their appoin...More Button

Was asked: the actions of the general practitioners co-ordinators since having been appointed.More Button

Was asked: the job specification of the national general practitioner co-ordinator for methadone treatment and other drug addiction services; the number of general practitioners co-ordinators who are presently a...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that general practitioner coordinators suspended two of the 25 general practitioners involved in the drug scheme and that both have subsequently been vindic...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the reason a medical card has not issued to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Was asked: if arrangements will be made for a hip replacement operation for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Was asked: the procedure for providing Garda clearance for staff who work in day nurseries which are linked with health boards; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that managers of these nurseries have b...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: if she will establish with the health service the policy goal and the actual practice of providing speech therapy services to day nurseries; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if she will expedite a cataracts operation for a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Was asked: if an early date for an assessment will be arranged for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff.

Was asked: if her Department has allocated funding for two neurology consultants and a full complement of support staff for Waterford Regional Hospital as endorsed by the Comhairle na nOspidéal report; and when ...More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Infectious Diseases.

Was asked: if she will review the regulations which do not oblige health service staff to inform embalmers of infectious diseases; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

If the Deputy would like to forward more detailed information in regard to the specific regulations to which he refers, as well as additional details of his specific concerns, I will ask the Health Se...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) will be called for a cataract operation; the reason for the delay in calling this person; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Was asked: the number of patients from counties Roscommon, Galway and Mayo respectively currently awaiting urology appointments; the average waiting time for an outpatient appointment and for elective surgery fo...More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Aids and Appliances.

Was asked: the position regarding the application by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare for a hearing aid.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will receive their complete medical history and all files from their admission to hospital; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Palliative Care Services.

Was asked: the position regarding the paediatric palliative care needs assessment study report and the expert group on specialist design guidelines for palliative care setting report; and if she will make a stat...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: if the decision regarding an application for a medical card in the name of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny will be expedited.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Was asked: the authority which is responsible for overseeing the safety and well-being of children in child care; if it is open to the public to make complaints regarding specific providers under this provision;...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding.

Was asked: the funds her Department or the HSE has provided to a school (details supplied) in County Tipperary each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Written Answers - Cancer Screening Programme.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in expanding the national breast screening programme, which was approved in 2003 to the south-east region to include the counties of Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford; when it is l...More Button

The expansion of the breast screening programme to counties Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford and the roll-out to the remaining counties is a major priority in the development of cancer services. This will...More Button

Written Answers - Ambulance Service.

Was asked: further to the adjournment debate of 15 December 2004 concerning the ambulance service, the progress to date on the issue; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be deli...More Button


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