Written Answers - Hospital Services.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 707 No. 3

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  156.  Deputy Joe McHugh  Information on Joe McHugh  Zoom on Joe McHugh   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the numbers of cancer patients from each county who have received treatment at St. Luke’s Hospital, Dublin, over the past five years in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16328/10]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  I wish to advise the Deputy that due to industrial action affecting the Health Service Executive it is not possible for the Executive to supply the information requested. If this matter remains of continuing concern to you, however, I would invite you to raise it with me again in due course.

  157.  Deputy Joe McHugh  Information on Joe McHugh  Zoom on Joe McHugh   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the number of cancer patients from County Donegal whose names are on waiting lists for surgery at University College Hospital, Galway; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16329/10]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  I wish to advise the Deputy that due to industrial action affecting the Health Service Executive it is not possible for the Executive to supply the information requested. If this matter remains of continuing concern to you, however, I would invite you to raise it with me again in due course.

  158.  Deputy Finian McGrath  Information on Finian McGrath  Zoom on Finian McGrath   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   if she will support a matter (details supplied). [16336/10]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  A new ward block to replace existing accommodation is being developed at the hospital. This facility will provide single room en-suite inpatient accommodation (100 rooms) and a dedicated day unit for people with CF, including 10 single day treatment rooms with en-suite sanitary facilities. Tenders for this development are currently under consideration. It is estimated that the construction, equipping and commissioning of this block will take approximately 18 months. The aim is to have this new facility operational as soon as possible in 2011.

  159.  Deputy Joe McHugh  Information on Joe McHugh  Zoom on Joe McHugh   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   her financial commitment to delivering urology and vascular services to the Health Service Executive west and western health and social care trust areas, as envisaged by Co-operation and Working Together; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16341/10]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  The Services to which the Deputy refers is one of the Projects within the Health and Social Care Package of the EU Cross-Border [515]Programme for Territorial Co-operation 2007-2013 (Interreg IVA Programme). The Health and Social Care Package is jointly managed by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland and the Department of Health and Children. Both Departments have appointed Co-operation And Working Together (CAWT) as the Implementing Agent for the Package. The total value of the package is €30 million and the total gross contribution of my Department is €12 million. However, as the EU reimburses 75% of the funding, €9 million of these costs will be reimbursed to the Exchequer. The total gross cost of the Urology/Vascular Services Project is approximately €9 million. My Department’s gross contribution to this Project is estimated at €3.6 million of which €2.7 million will be reimbursed to the Exchequer.


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