Harney, Mary

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 678 No. 2

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Written Answers - Community Development.

Was asked: if she will confirm that the funding announced on 23 December 2008 of almost €3.1 million to support 120 small-scale health and community projects in RAPID areas is not being withdrawn or cutback and...More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm that the funding announced on 23 December 2008 of almost €3.1 million to support 120 small scale health and community projects in RAPID areas is still secure and will be paid out ...More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions.

Was asked: the position regarding the application for the renewal of the bilateral adoption agreement between Ireland and Vietnam; if the Government is agreeing to renegotiate the agreement; if a draft agreemen...More Button

Was asked: the position in respect of the negotiations on the renewal of the bilateral agreement between Ireland and Vietnam regarding adoptions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the date when she expects the bilateral adoption agreement between Ireland and Vietnam to be signed in view of the imminent expiry of the existing agreement and the risk it poses to parents seeking t...More Button

Written Answers - Medicinal Products.

Was asked: the reason there is a waiting list of 12 to 18 months for a drug in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford which negates the benefit of the treatment and leaves patients fearful of...More Button

The issue of access to the drug in question is being given consideration by the Health Service Executive (HSE). Arising from a recent review of neurology services a clinician led review group is to a...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the position regarding the provision of new day places (details supplied); if it is the intention of the Health Service Executive to provide the necessary funding for new day places; and if she will ...More Button

Written Answers - General Medical Services Scheme.

Was asked: if plans exist to move locally provided services in respect of the general medical services scheme, particularly, medical cards being moved to centralised locations; if similar plans are being consid...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Was asked: if approval will be granted for an application in respect of a school (details supplied) in County Roscommon; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Repayment Scheme.

Was asked: if she will intercede with the Health Service Executive to ensure that a health repayment scheme application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Sligo is processed as soon as possible...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Ambulance Service.

Was asked: the position regarding ambulances (details supplied); if this is an efficient use of resources and professional manpower; the specific plans she has to address this problem in view of the fact that t...More Button

Was asked: the reason the Health Service Executive has not paid Dublin City Council for the new full-time Dublin fire brigade ambulance service which was put into the full-time fire station in Swords in January...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 229 and 230 together. The ambulance issues which arose on 5th March are service matters and have been referred to the HSE for direct reply. For many years Dublin City ...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: if funding has been provided and allocated to the Health Information and Quality Authority to recruit 48 inspectors to inspect nursing homes as per the nursing homes standards published on 9 March 20...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the number of day care and day activity centres within the Dublin north area of the Health Service Executive; the number of places that cater towards or that actively encourage the placement of adult...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: the steps she has taken to introduce the cycle to work scheme for Health Service Executive employees; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As the introduction of the cycle to work scheme for Health Service Executive employees is a matter for the HSE, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Allowances.

Was asked: if a review can or will be undertaken with regard to a mobility allowance application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 6W has had his or her home help reduced; if this decision will be overturned in view of the fact that this person is unable to manage in their own hom...More Button

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry has been approved for dentures. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme.

Was asked: the costs involved behind the project to build a new national paediatric hospital at the site of the Mater Hospital, Dublin; the sums of money spent by the development board which has been establishe...More Button

Was asked: if there is a case for a review of the decision to locate the proposed new children’s hospital at the Mater Hospital site, Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding plans for the new children’s hospital at the Mater Hospital site, Dublin; the moneys that have been spent on the project to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Was asked: the amount of money that has been expended on the proposed reconfiguration of paediatric hospitals in the Dublin area; the amount that has been committed in relation to contracts agreed for this proj...More Button

Was asked: if she will make a comprehensive statement regarding her plans in respect of the proposed new major children’s hospital on the site of the Mater Hospital, Dublin, particularly in view of the most rec...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 237, 249, 251, 286 and 475 together. There are no plans to review the decision regarding the location of the hospital. The decision was reached after an objective, tra...More Button

Written Answers - Commissions of Investigation.

Was asked: if she has received the report on the Leas Cross inquiry; if not, when she expects to receive it; if she will provide a briefing and copy of the report to relatives of former patients before she publ...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Repayment Scheme.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be awarded payment under the health repayment scheme. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: the position regarding a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; if in view of the circumstances they will be allocated speech therapy in their school as a matter of urgency; and if she will mak...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the position regarding a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; if they will be seen as a matter of urgency; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: her proposals for a new residential development for blind and visually impaired children in respect of a centre (details supplied) in Dublin 9; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Youth Services.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that any reductions in funding from the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to youth organisations working in Offaly and Laois may lead t...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the work of hundreds of volunteers in youth organisations, which will be undermined if there is a cutback in the funding to voluntary youth organisations in Offaly ...More Button

Was asked: if she will commit to minimising the impact of the cuts from the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to the youth service budget on young people and youth services in Wexford; and i...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that significant reductions in funding from the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to youth organisations working in Wexford and in part...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the work of hundreds of volunteers in youth organisations will be undermined if there is a significant cutback in the funding to voluntary youth organ...More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions.

Was asked: when the renewal of the bilateral adoption agreement between Ireland and Russia will be finalised to allow intercountry adoptions between Ireland and Russia; and if she will make a statement on the m...More Button

Was asked: if she will renew the bilateral adoption agreement between Ireland and Russia before the Adoption Bill is passed; if her attention has been drawn to the couples who are in the process of adopting chi...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: her views in respect of a matter (details supplied). More Button

The Health Service Executive has just submitted its revised Capital Plan for the period 2009-2013 for my approval with the agreement of the Minister for Finance. The details on individual projects wil...More Button

Was asked: her views in respect of a matter (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly.

Was asked: her views on the communication of a diagnosis (details supplied) to a patient’s family. More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme.

Was asked: the amounts of capital funding granted to a hospital (details supplied) in the past five years; if she will list the projects funded; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: the funding made available to a hospital (details supplied) in Dublin 24 over the past five years for children’s services and cancer services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Was asked: if she is planning development in neurology services for 2009 to 2010; if the unit in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin will receive extra resources to deal with additional demand; if an increase in services...More Button

I have identified the development of neurology services as a priority in recent years. Additional revenue funding of €7m was allocated to the Health Service Executive (HSE) in 2006 and 2007 for the de...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Investigations.

Was asked: the reason the Hynes review of the circumstances surrounding the elapse of time in bringing to completion the Western Health Board inquiry into allegations of abuse (details supplied), which was rece...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Was asked: if an organisation (details supplied) in County Cork will be notified of its allocation for 2009 under the community child care programme; the progress being made by her Department regarding the requ...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if the Health Services Executive’s attention has been drawn to the fact that a company (details supplied) that has carried out work for the Health Services Executive has gone into receivership result...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Repayment Scheme.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 163 of 3 December 2008, the reason there was no follow up as a result of that question in view of the fact that a letter was sent to the appeals officer of the h...More Button

The Health Repayment Scheme Appeals Office is an independent office established to provide an appeals service to those who wish to appeal the decision of the Scheme Administrator under the Health (Rep...More Button

Written Answers - Irish Blood Transfusion Service.

Was asked: the position regarding potential blood donors who have had surgical procedures carried out in Northern Ireland being excluded from donating blood to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service; and if she wi...More Button

The IBTS have introduced a number of risk reduction measures to decrease the likelihood of vCJD being transmitted by blood transfusion. These measures include donors being permanently excluded from d...More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Staff.

Was asked: the number of drivers for each individual Minister of State in her Department and their remuneration; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the number of drivers she has working for her and their remuneration; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 262 and 263 together. In accordance with the Department of Finance Instructions relating to the appointment of Ministerial Private Office Staff, three of my Minister...More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services.

Was asked: the percentage of the health budget for 2009 allocated to the mental health services. More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Subventions.

Was asked: the position regarding an appeal in respect of nursing home subvention in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if she will confirm that the ongoing primary care infrastructure competition is being conducted by the Health Service Executive in full compliance with EU public procurement procedures; the person wh...More Button

As the Deputy’s question relates to a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply. More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that no Health Service Executive representative has been turning up to a forum (details supplied); the reason for their absence; and if she will raise the ...More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Suicide Incidence.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the increase in the number of suicides and attempted suicides in the south west inner city of Dublin and in the Donore Avenue area in particular; and if she will pr...More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services.

Was asked: the number of suicide prevention officers covering Dublin city and county with a breakdown of their geographic areas of responsibility. More Button

Was asked: the funding being made available to a group (details supplied); and the other funding that is provided to tackle suicide in the area. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff.

Was asked: if the staffing levels have been reduced in the recent months in a hospital (details supplied) in County Mayo; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 120 of 30 October 2008, when a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 will be called for stereotactic radiotherapy in view of the seriousness of their condition a...More Button

I understand that the Health Service Executive (HSE) replied to the Deputy on the 20th November, 2008 in relation to parliamentary question 120 of 30th October, 2008. My Department has requested the H...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the necessity for general practitioner services in an area (details supplied) in Dublin 24; if there has been progress towards this objective; and if she will make ...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services.

Was asked: the position regarding an application for funding under the dormant accounts fund in respect of an association (details supplied) in County Roscommon. More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: if there is a national transfer list established for clerical officers in the Health Service Executive; the number of persons on that list; when the list was established; the number of people who hav...More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Proposed Legislation.

Was asked: when she expects the fair deal scheme to be implemented. More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services.

Was asked: the allocation from her Department for the implementation of the recommendations of A Vision for Change, the report of the expert committee on mental health, for 2009. More Button

Was asked: the number of persons admitted as involuntary patients to approved medical centres in 2008; the number of these admissions who have had their cases reviewed by a tribunal; the number of cases in whic...More Button

Was asked: the gross fees paid in association with the operation of the mental health tribunals during 2008; the number of statutory orders notified to the Mental Health Commission in 2008 and the average cost ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Staff.

Was asked: the names of the members of the Office for Disability and Mental Health. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation.

Was asked: when a bed will be made available in the Mater Hospital, Dublin, in respect of a person (details supplied). More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply. More Button

Written Answers - Decentralisation Programme.

Was asked: the status of the proposed relocation, under the decentralisation programme, of the Health Information and Quality Authority, addressing the issues of the location to which it is proposed to move; th...More Button

The Health Information and Quality Authority has located its headquarters in Cork in accordance with the decentralisation programme. The Authority recently moved into permanent offices in Cork having...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: when a decision will be reached in respect of medical card application for a person (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Public Procurement Policy.

Was asked: if she is satisfied that policies and procedures of her Department and of the Health Service Executive in relation to public procurement have been adhered to in the recent awarding of a contract by t...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply. More Button

Written Answers - Industrial Relations.

Was asked: if the meeting to be held in March 2009 with nursing unions has taken place with regard to the opening of a paediatric high dependency unit in the Mid West Regional Hospital; the outcome of that meet...More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) will be given an operation at St Vincent’s Hospital for osteoarthritis. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply. More Button

Written Answers - Voluntary Bodies.

Was asked: the amount of funding made available by the Health Service Executive and by her Department to respective voluntary bodies in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008; the programmes under which such funding was mad...More Button

The funding made available by my Department to voluntary organisations is from the National Lottery Fund. The breakdown by programme is set out as follows. The details of each body in receipt of fund...More Button

Written Answers - Community Development.

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm the grant announced on 23 December 2008 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the system in place to deal with the assessments for medical cards in respect of persons over 70 years old; if the details of card holders who no longer qualify for a medical card are been forwarded ...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if she has received representations from a group (details supplied) seeking statutory professional recognition for creative arts therapists; the consideration she is giving to this request; and if sh...More Button

The current professional status of creative arts therapists is the subject of ongoing discussion between my Department and the Health Service Executive and is yet to be fully finalised. A business ca...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Was asked: if she will ensure that Pobal funding is granted to a group (details supplied) as a matter of urgency in view of the fact that the group had received confirmation that they had been approved for fund...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if she will ensure that adequate funding is allocated to enable day placement to commence for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Allowances.

Was asked: the number of individuals who are in receipt of fixed car allowances within any semi-State body reporting into her Department; the cost of same for 2008 and the anticipated figures for 2009; and if s...More Button

Details concerning the number of individuals who are in receipt of a fixed car allowance and are employed by State agencies that come under the aegis of my Department are as follows: No other fixed ca...More Button

Written Answers - Traveller Community.

Was asked: the funding allocated by her Department for Traveller health development in 2007 and 2008; and the expenditure on Traveller health development in the same years. More Button

As the Deputy’s question relates to a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Diabetes Services.

Was asked: if a local diabetes service implementation group recommended by the Health Service Executive diabetes expert advisory group in its first report has been formally established in each HSE region; the m...More Button

Was asked: the progress that has been made towards achieving the recommendation of one full-time podiatrist in each hospital diabetes centre as proposed by the Diabetes Expert Advisory Group; and if she will ma...More Button

Was asked: the number of children with diabetes outside Dublin who attend Dublin based paediatric diabetes centres; if she will provide a county breakdown of same; and if she will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Was asked: the number of children with diabetes under 16 years of age who are on insulin pump therapy; the diabetes paediatric clinics that do not provide insulin pump therapy; the reasons for this; and if she ...More Button

Was asked: the number of children with diabetes under 16 years of age who applied for insulin pump therapy in each of the years 2006, 2007 and 2008; the number of applicants who received this therapy; and if sh...More Button

Was asked: the number of full or partial lower limb amputations carried out each year since 2004; the number of foot amputations that were carried out on people under 65 years of age in each year; the number of...More Button

Diabetes is a common metabolic condition that affects approximately 1 in 20 people in Ireland. It carries a risk of medical complications, including peripheral arterial disease, which on occasion, req...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if a new health centre (details supplied) in County Donegal has been approved; when the project was approved; the stage of planning it has reached; when it is due to go to tender; and if she will mak...More Button

As the Deputy’s question relates to a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: if she will confirm that medical card services will continue to be delivered from the Mary Mercer Health Centre, Kiltalown Village, Tallaght Dublin 24; if her attention has been drawn to the importan...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff.

Was asked: the bill for the NCHD pay in the health service, broken down to basic pay, overtime, training grants and lunch payment bearing in mind that if somebody has to work lunch they must be paid to do so; a...More Button

I have asked the Health Service Executive to furnish the details of the information requested directly to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: if she will ensure that front line services are protected in planned cutbacks in health in the forthcoming budget; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will ensure that the most vulnerable people in society are protected in planned cutbacks in health in the forthcoming budget; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 459 and 460 together. The Government is committed to taking whatever measures are necessary in relation to both revenue and expenditure to ensure the stabilisation and...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: when a child (details supplied) in Cork city will be assessed for developmental co-ordination disorder; and when appropriate services will be provided for them. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: when a medical card will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the entitlement to a medical card of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: the reason for the delay in providing speech therapy for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if a respite place will be secured for a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

Was asked: if additional home care assistant hours can be provided in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure.

Was asked: the way in which she and the Health Service Executive plan to address the funding shortfall of €1 billion, which includes the funding deficit of €530 million, identified in December 2008, and the est...More Button

Was asked: the way in which the €735 million worth of savings to be achieved by the Health Service Executive, of which €133 million is already identified, will affect front-line services, other services as well...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 467 and 468 together. The Board of the HSE met on 12 March and reviewed its projected financial position. Following discussion with my Department and the Department o...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the number of persons granted a medical card per month from January 2008 to date; the number who will apply for the medical card in 2009; the estimated cost of same; and if she will make a statement ...More Button

Details of the number of medical card holders are provided to my Department each month by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The figures are provided on a net basis, showing the balance after new car...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will be assessed for occupational therapy; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if she will ensure that a day placement is provided in respect of a person (details supplied) from 31 August 2009, after graduation from current special school and that the necessary Health Service E...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Procurement.

Was asked: if she will give a break down and report on the monetary amount of both Irish origin and non-Irish origin pork, ham and bacon products used by the Health Service Executive mid west; and if she will m...More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 225 of 3 February 2009, the aspects of EU competition law that have made it possible that there is such a variance in the manner by which Health Service Executiv...More Button

Written Answers - EU Directives.

Was asked: her views on the proposed harmonisation across the EU of products (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Investigations.

Was asked: if she will carry out an investigation into the changes in the Health Service Executive report which were made at the behest of the HSE official regarding the deaths of persons (details supplied); if...More Button

The report in question was commissioned by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The issues raised by the Deputy have been referred by my Department to the HSE for consideration by the National Hospital...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Correspondence.

Was asked: the reason Health Service Executive staff on duty in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, with regard to persons (details supplied) were requested by the State Claims Agency to forward to them dra...More Button

The issues raised by the Deputy would appear to be appropriate to the State Claims Agency. I have no direct function in this matter.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: if she will make a statement on the situation in relation to admissions to Stewards Hospital, Dublin; if they are allowing no further admissions for the foreseeable future; and if so, the alternative...More Button

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the case in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; the steps she will take to ensure that the services which are needed are made available; and the op...More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme.

Was asked: the discussions she or her Department officials have had in the past five years with the board or the master of the Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin, in relation to relocation; the options discussed; ...More Button

Was asked: if plans have been submitted by the board of the Coombe Women’s Hospital, Dublin, for renovation, expansion or other building works in the next five years, what is entailed in each plan; the cost and...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 480 and 481 together. The issue of capital investment at the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, and the relocation to an alternative site, have been the sub...More Button

Was asked: if plans have been submitted by the board of the St James’s Hospital, Dublin, for renovation, expansion or other building works in the next five years; what is entailed in each plan; the cost and the...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the position regarding the renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 5. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: the number of qualified personnel in advanced paramedic training attached to the ambulance service nationwide; the number attached to the Kildare west Wicklow area of the Health Service Executive; th...More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare is entitled to a medical card in view of her long-term illness; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities.

Was asked: the level of funding that will be provided to service providers in Cork in 2009 for adult day care services in respect of persons with intellectual and physical disabilities; and the number of new pl...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff.

Was asked: the plans she has to change the rules whereby staff in voluntary hospitals cannot transfer into posts within the Health Service Executive even though they are public servants; the implications which ...More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 10; the reason for the delay in the occupational therapy assessment being conducted; and when the person can expec...More Button

Was asked: the average waiting time for assessments by occupational therapists from Cherry Orchard Hospital, Dublin; and the average nationally. More Button

Written Answers - Drugs Payment Scheme.

Was asked: if restrictions have been placed on fertility drugs made available under the drugs payment scheme; the fertility drugs available under that scheme; the drugs which have been excluded; the effect such...More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork has yet to meet a consultant; the further reason they have not been referred to the National Treatment Purchase Fund. More Button

The management of out-patient waiting lists is a matter for the HSE and the individual hospitals concerned. I have, therefore, referred the Deputy’s question to the Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the reason the medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Meath has been removed. More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: when occupational therapy will be provided in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. More Button


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