Harney, Mary

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 668 No. 2

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Order of Business.

The Deputy’s colleagues were there. Deputy Deirdre Clune was there.More Button

Is Deputy Bannon against private hospitals?More Button

How many 80 year olds want——More Button

Written Answers - Human Rights Issues.

Was asked: if she will introduce legislation to ban the practice of female genital mutilation here in view of recent reports of its prevalence. More Button

Legal advice which I obtained in 2004 strongly indicated that Female Genital Mutilation would constitute an offence under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997. In September 2006, the UN...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the level of speech and language therapy available in the Cork area for children diagnosed with autism; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the steps taken by her Department to replace a speech and language therapist providing services at a school (details supplied) in County Laois; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Almost 130,000 people work full-time or part-time in our public health services. In recent years, the Government’s ongoing high level of investment in health has achieved and maintained significant i...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: if she will approve a blue card status for a small number of applicants (details supplied), which would cover their requirements for frequent medical intervention; and if she will make a statement on...More Button

The entitlement of an individual to services under the Health (Amendment) Act, l996 is bound by the definition of eligibility inserted in that Act by section 6 of the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Repayment Scheme.

Was asked: if an application under the health repayment scheme by a person (details supplied) in County Cork will qualify for payment. More Button

The Health Service Executive has responsibility for administering the Repayment Scheme and the information sought by the Deputy relates to matters within the area of responsibility of the Executive. M...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Facilities.

Was asked: the number of car park spaces available nationally to those working in her Department and in the bodies and agencies under the aegis of her Department; the annual cost of car park spaces rented by he...More Button

As explained in my response to the Deputy of 2nd April 2008, car parking spaces in Hawkins House do not involve any rental costs. Rental costs arising from other locations are paid directly by the Of...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Investigations.

Was asked: when the internal review into a case (details supplied) which was initiated a year and a half ago will be completed; when she expects to be able to publish the report; and if she will make a statemen...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: her views on providing funding for a scalp cooling machine in the oncology departments of hospitals that cater for cancer patients; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The specific question raised by the Deputy relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the HSE under the Health Act 2004. Accordingl...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the position regarding the announcement that a new bus was to be provided to service the needs of radiotherapy patients commuting between Sligo and Galway; the source of this funding; if the bus will...More Button

There is currently a bus service funded by the Health Service Executive to transport Sligo patients attending for radiotherapy treatment and other clinics at Galway University Hospital. An applicatio...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staffing.

Was asked: when a cystic fibrosis specialist consultant will be appointed for the Mid-west Regional Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick to treat adult cystic fibrosis patients; and if she will make a statement on th...More Button

I have identified the need to improve services for persons with cystic fibrosis as a priority in the Estimates process over recent years. Since 2006, additional revenue funding of €6.78m has been all...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Investigations.

Was asked: the reason the report into the misdiagnosis of X-rays and CT scans in the north east does not contain recommendations; the reason there was no patient representative on the review panel; the reason t...More Button

On 4 November the Health Service Executive published a Review of Chest X rays and CT scans reported by a Locum Consultant Radiologist from August 2006 to August 2007. The review was prompted by conce...More Button

Written Answers - Vaccination Programme.

Was asked: the cost of the yearly flu vaccination for Health Service Executive staff; the rate of uptake for this staff vaccination; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services was assigned to the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Therefore, the Executive is th...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the position of an application for dental treatment in respect of a child (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Deputy’s question relates to the funding, management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Ac...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: the number, under the multi-annual funding commitments in relation to disability services, of residential places committed to that were to be provided in 2006 and in 2007 for people with physical and...More Button

Was asked: the number, under the multi-annual funding commitments in relation to disability services, of extra residential places for people with an intellectual disability and autism committed to be provided i...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the situation with respect to the provision of transport for patients in the north east Carlow area for medical appointments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services, including patient transport, is a matter for the Health Service Executive and funding for such servic...More Button

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

Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services is a matter for the Health Service Executive and funding for all health services has been provided as ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies.

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to subsume the National Council on Aging and Older People into the Office of Older People in her Department, by which this will be done; if th...More Button

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to subsume the Children Acts Advisory Board into the Office of the Minister for Children in her Department, by which this will be done; if thi...More Button

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to subsume the Women’s Health Council into her Department, by which this will be done; if this will require legislation; the date by which thi...More Button

My Department’s measures for the rationalisation of agencies within the health sector have been prepared primarily in the context of the OECD’s recommendations in relation to the need for a more integ...More Button

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to merge the National Cancer Screening Service into the Health Service Executive, by which this will be done; if this will require legislation...More Button

The Government has recently approved the drafting of a Bill to subsume the National Council on Ageing and Older People and the Women’s Health Council into the Department of Health and Children and to...More Button

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to merge the National Cancer Registry Board into the Health Service Executive, by which this will be done; if this will require legislation; t...More Button

Primary legislation is required to subsume the National Cancer Registry into the Health Service Executive’s (HSE) National Cancer Control Programme. The appropriate legislation for this purpose is th...More Button

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to merge the Crisis Pregnancy Agency into the Health Service Executive, by which this will be done; if this will require legislation; the date...More Button

My Department’s measures for the rationalisation of agencies within the health sector have been prepared primarily in the context of the OECD’s recommendations in relation to the need for a more integ...More Button

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to merge the Drug Treatment Centre into the Health Service Executive, by which this will be done; if this will require legislation; the date b...More Button

My Department’s measures for the rationalisation of agencies within the health sector have been prepared primarily in the context of the OECD’s recommendations in relation to the need for a more integ...More Button

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to subsume the National Social Work Qualification Board, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council and the Opticians Board into the Health and S...More Button

My Department’s measures for the rationalisation of agencies within the health sector have been prepared primarily in the context of the OECD’s recommendations in relation to the need for a more integ...More Button

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to merge the Postgraduate Medical and Dental Board into the Dental Council, the Medical Council, and the Health Service Executive, by which th...More Button

Arising from the Government decision of 8 July 2008 on expenditure measures, a comprehensive programme of agency rationalisation is to be implemented across the public service. A programme of agency r...More Button

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to merge the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery into the Health Service Executive and An Bord Altranai...More Button

Arising from the Government decision of 8 July 2008 on expenditure measures, a comprehensive programme of agency rationalisation is to be implemented across the public service. A programme of agency r...More Button

Was asked: the date, in relation to the announcement in Budget 2009 to create a new body, the Public Health and Medicines Safety Authority, to replace the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, the Office of Tobacco...More Button

Arising from the Government decision of 8 July 2008 on expenditure measures, a comprehensive programme of agency rationalisation is to be implemented across the public service. As part of this program...More Button


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