Harney, Mary

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 696 No. 2

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Written Answers - Health Service Staff.

Was asked: the amount she has spent on the education of student nurses from 2004 to date in 2009; the amount spent on the education of student nurses at a college (details supplied) in County Donegal from 2004 ...More Button

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

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Was asked: her views on whether allowances should be made for the variation in cost between urban and rural areas to the early childhood care education scheme; the reason the scheme provides for 38 weeks rather...More Button

Written Answers - Under Age Drinking.

Was asked: her plans to address the problem of under age drinking; the resources she plans to dedicate to this issue; if she is satisfied with the progress of the implementation of the various recommendations t...More Button

Was asked: her views on the sponsorship of sporting events by the drinks industry; her further views that promotion of alcohol in association with sport might have a negative influence on under age persons in r...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists.

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

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. The Nat...More Button

Written Answers - Domiciliary Care Allowance.

Was asked: if any applicants for domiciliary care allowance have had their applications backdated; and if she will supply a breakdown on a county basis showing the number of applicants whose payments were backd...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation.

Was asked: if he will support a matter (details supplied). More Button

The new ward block to replace existing accommodation is being developed at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, the national tertiary centre for the treatment of adult patients with cystic fibrosis. Th...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the position regarding an application for an over 70 years medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. 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 an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. 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 Accommodation.

Was asked: the number of beds in use in a hospital (details supplied) in County Monaghan for 2006, 2007 and 2008;the changes which have taken place over the past number of weeks in November 2009; the number of ...More Button

Written Answers - Adoption Services.

Was asked: the transitional measures she intends to introduce in the Adoption Bill 2009 to ensure that couples who are in an advanced stage (details supplied) of adopting a child from a non-Hague signatory coun...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

Was asked: if she will confirm that sleep apnoea sufferers who rent CPAP machines are entitled to have this rental refunded under the drugs subsidy scheme; if there are specific guidelines regarding payment of ...More Button

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

Written Answers - Health Insurance.

Was asked: the percentage increase in VHI premiums sanctioned by her per annum from 1997 to 2008 in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Increases in prices of health insurance plans are a matter for the VHI Board, as provided for by the Voluntary Health Insurance (Amendment) Act 1996. The Act provided that any such increases were not...More Button

Written Answers - Vaccine Damage Steering Group.

Was asked: if the recommendations of the vaccine damage steering group report, published on 17 November 2009, have been accepted by her; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the steps she will take on foot of the recommendations in the vaccine damage report released recently; if she plans to implement the recommendations; the recommendations she intends to implement; and...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 113 and 116 together. My Department is currently considering the recommendations of the Vaccine Damage Steering Group in detail.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in County Galway will be entitled to receive a medical card under EU regulations; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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

Was asked: the position regarding the renewal of a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1; the provisions in place for extending cover to applicants awaiting a decision; ...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 Services.

Was asked: if she will supplement Letterkenny General Hospital’s annual budget in order to keep Letterkenny Hospital’s day services open; if her attention has been drawn to the fact that an unanticipated extra ...More Button

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

Written Answers - Health Service Recruitment.

Was asked: the number of full-time and part-time positions that remain vacant in the health sector due to the public sector recruitment embargo; if he will categorise these positions into internal health sector...More Button

The Government decision on the moratorium on recruitment, promotion, or payment of an allowance for the performance of duties at a higher grade is being implemented in the health sector in such a way ...More Button

Was asked: the number of full-time and part-time positions that remain vacant in County Donegal health services due to the public sector recruitment embargo; if he will categorise these vacancies; and if she wi...More Button

The Government decision on the moratorium on recruitment, promotion, or payment of an allowance for the performance of duties at a higher grade is being implemented in the health sector in such a way ...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the funding that is available to medical card holders who cannot obtain the drug macushield on the medical card and cannot afford to purchase it; 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 Procedures.

Was asked: the number of patients who have had to access or be transferred to facilities outside here over the past five years to secure specialised surgical address of their condition due to the fact that the ...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: the position regarding an over 70 years medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; 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 a medical card renewal application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; when a decision will be made; 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: if full assessment will be undertaken regarding the ongoing treatment for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the reason for the lack of care and services for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 13. More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services.

Was asked: further to Question No. 250 of 20 October 2009, when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation.

Was asked: the reason beds are closing in hospitals serving an area (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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

Written Answers - Vaccination Programme.

Was asked: if she will arrange, in conjunction with the Health Service Executive, for a second clinic to open in County Clare in view of the increased demand for vaccination against swine flu; and if she will m...More Button

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

Was asked: the number of General Practitioners in County Clare who are providing the vaccine against swine flu; the number of GPs who have not signed up to provide the vaccine; and if she will make a statement ...More Button

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

Written Answers - Adoption Services.

Was asked: if, in the matter of inter country adoptions of children from Vietnam, she foresees a bilateral agreement with Vietnam and Ireland in place before he Adoption Bill is passed; if there will be a short...More Button

Written Answers - Psychological Service.

Was asked: when a child (details supplied) in Dublin 11 will obtain a psychological assessment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services.

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

I understand that the Health Service Executive has responded to the Deputy following his parliamentary question of 6 October 2009 which related to the same person. The HSE has outlined the current po...More Button

Written Answers - National Treatment Purchase Fund.

Was asked: the amount of money paid by her to the National Treatment Purchase Fund in 2007 and 2008; the number of procedures carried out on foot of those payments in tabular format; and if she will make a stat...More Button

Was asked: the payments made by her to the National Treatment Purchase Fund to date in 2009; the projected final amount for 2009; the expected number of procedures to be carried out on foot of those payments; a...More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm that moneys are owed to hospitals by the National Treatment Purchase Fund for procedures carried out at those hospitals under the scheme; the amount in question; when they are exp...More Button

Was asked: the number of procedures and the expenditure per year of procedures carried out outside the State under the National Treatment Purchase Fund in 2007, 2008 and to date in 2009; and if she will make a ...More Button

Was asked: if moneys are owed to hospitals outside the State from the National Treatment Purchase Fund for procedures carried out under that scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 133 and 137 to 140, inclusive, together. To date, the National Treatment Purchase Fund has provided over 150,000 public patients with in-patient procedures and out-pat...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: the position regarding an over 70 years medical card review in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; 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 - Hospital Accommodation.

Was asked: the reason patients are being transferred out of wards at a hospital (details supplied) in County Laois; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the reason wards at a hospital (details supplied) in County Laois are closing; the future plans for this hospital; if her attention has been drawn to the concerns amongst patients and staff at this h...More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly.

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the problem created by the death of final caregivers resulting in an admission to residential care without funding; the impact which this has on respite care; if sh...More Button

Was asked: if she has calculated the unit costs of care across different providers of residential services; if she has instructed the Health Service Executive to ensure that in imposing savings they do not equa...More Button

Written Answers - Community Care.

Was asked: the way in which she intended homecare packages to be used for persons in the community; the services they were meant to cater for; if recommendations for allocating homecare packages and relevant cr...More Button

Written Answers - Children in Care.

Was asked: the number and location of all high support beds for troubled young persons; and her plans for this sector in the future. More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits.

Was asked: the locations in County Kildare at which community welfare officials are available to meet persons requiring supplementary welfare payments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. 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: when orthodontic treatment will be offered to 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 HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Subventions.

Was asked: the way a person who has made a will to bequeath their home to a non-relative five years before the enactment of the Nursing Home Bill 2009 is expected to be affected by the act; if the beneficiary i...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards.

Was asked: when a medical card will be updated in the case 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

Was asked: when a medical card will issue in the case 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


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