Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 684 No. 1

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  157.  Deputy Seán Sherlock  Information on Sean Sherlock  Zoom on Sean Sherlock   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the number of people on the hip replacement waiting list in the Health Service Executive south; and the average waiting period; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22148/09]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  The management of waiting lists generally 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.

  158.  Deputy Bobby Aylward  Information on Bobby Aylward  Zoom on Bobby Aylward   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   if she will arrange for the admission of a child (details supplied) in County Laois to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin; if they will be considered under the National Treatment Purchase Fund scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22159/09]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply. The National Treatment Purchase Fund arranges treatment for patients who have been on a surgical waiting list for more than three months. It is open to the person in question or anyone acting on their behalf to contact the Fund directly in relation to their case.


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