Hoctor, Máire

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 668 No. 3

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Other Questions - Nursing Home Standards.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 72 and 138 together. The Health Information and Quality Authority submitted its draft national quality standards for residential care settings for older people to the ...More Button

Some staff have been transferred over, and more staff will follow. There is ongoing negotiation between the HSE and HIQA to finalise the arrangement to sign over the standards and put them in place.More Button

While there will be some new staff, we anticipate that the vast majority will be transferred over from the HSE. It would not make sense to let people go from the HSE and take on new staff. Therefore...More Button

We have engaged in extensive consultations with the key stakeholders on the regulations and agreement has been reached. We hope to finalise the regulations early in the new year, at which stage we wi...More Button

A regulatory impact assessment is being undertaken at the moment, which will determine the costs and benefits. When the assessment is finalised we will know what additional costs, if any, will be inv...More Button

The vast bulk of additional resources will be transferred from the HSE and, as I have stated, some new staff may also be hired. More Button

The staff resources will come from a variety of areas and specialisms, including those mentioned by the Deputy. We envisage that the inspectorate will comprise between 60 and 70 people. Many of the ...More Button

Other Questions - Health Services.

Based on the hospitals listed, I understand the Deputy’s question to refer to north Dublin, that is, to the area previously covered by the former northern area health board. The number of long-stay ...More Button

No, I said that there were 43 long-term care beds per 1,000 people over the age of 65, which compares favourably to the international norm of 45 beds per 1,000 people over the age of 65.More Button

I remind Deputy Reilly that 200 extra beds, most of them in Dublin, were provided from January of this year.More Button

It is very difficult to say when we will have enough beds but that was a new development from 1 January of this year. Funding was provided by transferring fair deal money for both the installation an...More Button

The fair deal will result in a much more equitable situation. As and from the new year, it will be the same cost regardless of whether people are in public or private beds. This will address the Dep...More Button

Deputy Ó Caoláin asked about an audit. The most recent was the Prospectus audit carried out in January of this year. A total of 68% of beds in the HSE Dublin/north-east region are in private nursing...More Button

Order of Business.

Question put: “That the Dáil shall sit later than 8.30 p.m. tonight.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with Nos. 8 to 15, inclusive, be agreed to.”
Yes IndicatorVoted Yes More Button

Adjournment Debate - Home Help Services.

I am taking this Adjournment matter on behalf of my colleague, the Minister for Health and Children, Deputy Harney. I thank the Deputy for raising the issue as it provides me with an opportunity to r...More Button

Adjournment Debate - Schools Building Projects.

Gabhaim buíochas leis an Teachta McGinley as ucht deis a thabhairt dom an cheist atá ardaithe aige anocht a fhreagairt. I thank the Deputy for raising this issue as it affords me the opportunity to o...More Button

Adjournment Debate - Northern Ireland Issues.

On behalf of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, I thank the Deputy for raising this matter. On 21 February 1988, Aidan McAnespie was fatally wounded by gunfire near a British army che...More Button

Adjournment Debate - Teaching Qualifications.

I will reply to this matter on behalf of my colleague and Minister for Education and Science, Deputy Batt O’Keeffe. I am glad to have this opportunity to update the House on the current position of th...More Button

With regard to the 2008-09 school year, the position is that some 2,445 of a total of 2,537 teachers who registered for probation during rounds one, two and three have been deemed eligible. Of the to...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

The HSE will provide about 4,600 home care packages in 2008, benefiting some 11,500 people. About 8,700 people are in receipt of home care packages at any one time. Home care packages are a relativel...More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly.

The existing requirement on the HSE, under the 1970 Health Act as amended, to make available long-term residential care is subject to the overall resources available to the HSE. The new Scheme will al...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Over the past number of years, my colleague, the Minister for Health and Children, has been working on a number of initiatives to enhance long-stay capacity and, by extension, to facilitate the timely...More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly.

Both my colleague, the Minister for Health and Children, and I intend to allow a full debate on the Nursing Homes Support Scheme Bill 2008. The Minister introduced the Second Stage of the Bill in the ...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation.

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 - Nursing Homes.

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.

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 t...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Subventions.

I presume the Deputy is asking whether individual subvention payments will be maintained at their current level until such time as the new Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal, is introduced. Th...More Button

I presume the Deputy is asking whether individual subvention payments will be maintained at their current level until such time as the new Nursing Homes Support Scheme, A Fair Deal, is introduced. Th...More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly.

The scheme referred to by the Deputy would not fall under the direct remit of my Department. However, the National Development Plan which gives effect to many of the commitments contained in ‘Towards...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation.

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 - Care of the Elderly.

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


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