Harney, Mary

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 710 No. 1

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Order of Business

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with Nos. 8, 9 and 10, without debate, be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive their refund for a eye test carried out in September 2009; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Grant Payments

Was asked: when the back-to-school clothing and footwear allowance will be open for applications for September 2010; if different arrangements have been made for 2010 to process this payment; if additional st...More Button

I understand that the HSE and officials from my Department have sought the agreement of the Department of Finance for a number of temporary posts for the administration of the Back to School Clothing ...More Button

Written Answers - Physical Education Facilities

Was asked: if there is a grant scheme to aid the purchase of appropriate equipment for such an external play area; the Health Service Executive support services that are in place to ensure that these facilities...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will receive an appointment for a medical procedure; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Private Rented Accommodation

Was asked: the cause or causes for the delay in processing applications for rent or mortgage support; if her attention has been drawn to the hardship caused to persons who have been waiting for up to three mont...More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

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

I regret that due to industrial action in the HSE I am not in a position to arrange a substantive response to this Question. Subject to the resources available to it, the National Treatment Purchase ...More Button

Written Answers - Community Care

Was asked: the position regarding respite care at the Cottage Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: if there are plans to close down Baggot Street Community Hospital, Dublin 2, or to reduce the services being provided at present in the hospital; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if there are plans to close down Sir Patrick Dunn’s Hospital, Dublin, or to reduce the services being provided at present in the hospital; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Cork, whose appointment for orthodontic treatment at St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, was cancelled, will now be treated; and if she will make a statement on t...More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation

Was asked: the number of bed days lost at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, County Meath due to delayed discharges for each of the years from 2007 to date in 2010 in tabular form. More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

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

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Was asked: if decisions by community welfare officers to refuse payments are recorded by her Department; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The information referred to by the Deputy is not recorded by my Department. I wish to advise the Deputy that due to industrial action affecting the Health Service Executive it is not possible for the...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: the reason funding has been cut to an organisation (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Vaccination Programme

Was asked: if she will report on the immunisation programme in schools in County Clare for the past two years; the uptake for DTaP/IPV, MMR and BCG vaccines; the schools involved, in tabular form; if all school...More Button

The matters raised by the Deputy are service issues and are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive. I wish to advise the Deputy that, due to industrial action affecting the HSE, it is not ...More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly

Was asked: if the Health Service Executive will define the standardised approach for the allocation of home help hours and specifically the meaning in terms of the client of the impact on the availability of ne...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 20 has not been granted a medical card. More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly

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

Written Answers - Tobacco-Related Diseases

Was asked: the EU countries that have already given effect to Commission Decision No. 2003/641/EC of 5 September 2003 on the use of colour photographs or other illustrations as health warnings on tobacco produc...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: the services in place for adolescents under 18 years who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction; the number of dedicated detox beds available for under 18 year olds; the number of rehabilitati...More Button

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 co...More Button

Was asked: if a long-term residential placement will be provided in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: the position regarding the provision of cancer care services at a clinic (details supplied) in County Waterford; if all contract negotiations been finalised; and if she will make a statement on the m...More Button

As this is a service matter, the question would in the normal course of events be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply. This is not possible due to industrial action. However, I...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities

Was asked: the steps to be taken by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare, with significant disabilities, to establish if they are a victim of the Thalidomide drug; and if she will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: when surgery will be carried out on a person (details supplied) at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24; if arrangements will be made for the release of this patient’s file to the National Treatment Purchase...More Button

I regret that due to industrial action in the HSE I am not in a position to arrange a substantive response to this Question. Subject to the resources available to it, the National Treatment Purchase...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: the amount of funding that was allocated to the Health Service Executive for County Clare from 2006 to 2009 for the purposes of providing speech therapy; the number of clients that accessed the servi...More Button

Written Answers - Medicinal Products

Was asked: if she will comment on the assertion that the switching of medications from a branded drug such as fosamax or actonel, for treatment of osteoporosis, to generic alendronate is a false economy as rese...More Button

Over the past number of weeks I have answered a number of parliamentary questions and representations on this matter. I have made it quite clear on each occasion that with a system of generic substitu...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be approved for a medical card. More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions

Was asked: if she will support the case of persons (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

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

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 co...More Button

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

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff

Was asked: the reason the Kells branch of the Health Service Executive delayed the return to work by a career break employee (details supplied); the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on th...More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Water Fluoridation

Was asked: the studies that have been carried out on the necessity to continue fluoridation of water here; if studies have been carried out on potential inherent dangers in the extent of fluoridation currently...More Button

Was asked: the extent of fluoridation in the public water system here; the reason for fluoridation of water in 2010; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 179 and 180 together. It is estimated that 65% of the population of the State reside in dwellings that are supplied with fluoridated water. A Forum on Fluoridation wa...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff

Was asked: the number of urologists treating prostate cancer in the public hospital system here along with their location; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I regret that due to industrial action I am not in a position to provide a substantive response to your Parliamentary Question. If this matter remains of continuing concern to you, however, I would i...More Button

Was asked: her plans to increase the number of urologists in line with the 2005 Comhairle na n-Oispidéal report on urology services in Ireland; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Prescriptions

Was asked: her views on doctors writing prescriptions for patients on medical cards month after month, without seeing the patient; her plans to forbid doctors issuing prescriptions without physically seeing th...More Button

Section 18 of the Form of Agreement with registered medical practitioners for the provision of services under section 58 of the Health Act 1970 (General Medical Services Scheme — GMS patients) states ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Agencies

Was asked: the agencies or bodies to which her Department provides funding or in respect of which it is administratively responsible; the bodies and agencies for which her Department is responsible in respect ...More Button

The Agencies funded by my Department in each of the years 2007-2010 as well as those agencies that my Department is administratively responsible for, but who are not directly funded by my Department, ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the amount of unspent money returned by her Department to the Department of Finance each year since 2007; the Departmental budget for each year since 2007; the projects for which this money was orig...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the attached tables. In 2007, €55.9m was surrendered to the Department of Finance, €35.7m was surrendered in 2008 and €71.3m in 2009. In areas s...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: the number of public patients waiting for their initial consultation at outpatient clinics; if she will provide a breakdown for each speciality at each public hospital where such consultations occur...More Button

Was asked: the length of time public patients must wait for their initial consultation at outpatient clinics; if she will provide a breakdown for each speciality at each public hospital where such consultation...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 186 and 187 together. 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 t...More Button

Written Answers - Ambulance Service

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 125 of 18 May 2010, if she will confirm that the Health Service Executive holds copies of, or has confirmed the existence of Garda vetting forms for all ambulan...More Button

Was asked: if she will confirm that all of the seven private ambulance companies that are carrying out services for the Health Service Executive have been inspected; and if she will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Was asked: her plans to tier the ambulance sector in order to provide a more efficient and effective service; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 188, 189 and 191 together. I wish to advise the Deputy that due to industrial action affecting the Health Service Executive it is not possible for the Executive to sup...More Button

Was asked: if the Health Service Executive has target response times for all public, private and voluntary ambulance services; if they are monitored and recorded and available for public inspection; and if she...More Button

The HSE target ambulance response times from the National Service Plan for 2010 are outlined in the table below. I wish to advise the Deputy that due to industrial action it is not possible for the E...More Button

Was asked: if ambulances are to be included in regulation of hospitals by the Health and Information Quality Authority; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My Department is currently working on the preparation of legislation for the licensing of health care providers, based on standards to be set by the Health Information and Quality Authority. The licen...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that as of 1 January 2010 the 116000 number reserved by the EU for an EU-wide missing children hotline service has been assigned to service providers in 1...More Button

Was asked: the steps required to give effect to the new Article 27a relating to 116 numbers in Directive 2002/22/EC which requires member states to make every effort to ensure citizens have access to a service...More Button

Was asked: the number of children who went missing from Health Service Executive care and the location they were found at in these circumstances. More Button

Was asked: if she is concerned that the Health Service Executive is in denial regarding the risk of trafficking to children in its care; and the steps she will take to address this grave matter. More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Was asked: if she has received representations from charitable organisations regarding the rate being offered to them by the National Treatment Purchase Fund for the care of residents under the nursing home sc...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if changes are proposed to prosthetic and orthotic services, which will require referral to a rehabilitation consultant; the reason this might be proposed and the way in which it will affect current...More Button

Was asked: if she will support a service at a school (details supplied) in Dublin. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the case of a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow. More Button

Written Answers - Adoption Services

Was asked: the interim measures she will put in place in respect of foreign adoption applicants who have submitted applications in advance of the enactment of the Adoption Bill 2009; and if she will make a sta...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: her plans for the former Erinville Maternity Hospital located on Western Road, Cork. More Button

Was asked: her future plans for the Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital at Western Road, Cork. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 202 and 203 together. 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 t...More Button

Written Answers - Medicinal Products

Was asked: if a person is entitled to refuse a prescription from their general practitioner for a generic drug, when the person would strongly prefer being prescribed the brand name drug they have previously b...More Button

The prescribing of a proprietary medicine or a generic medicine is a matter for the prescriber in consultation with the patient.More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: if she will review a decision not to grant financial assistance to a person (details supplied) in County Cork in respect of hospital visits; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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 con...More Button

Written Answers - Children in Care

Was asked: if she will support the right to after-care for young people who leave State care (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Cancer Screening Programme

Was asked: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that at least 40,000 letters were returned to the cervical cancer screening programme in March and April 2010 due to fact that they were addressed incorr...More Button

I am aware of the issue raised by the Deputy. The NCSS has launched an investigation into this matter and it will provide a full statement once the investigation is complete. The NCSS has assured me ...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will receive the result of their application for a medical card. More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Clare may expect to have an assessment for a hearing aid which they applied for in October 2009; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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 co...More Button

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

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: the number of operations cancelled at Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, County Meath, in 2008, 2009 and to date in 2010 in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the position regarding an appeal for medical card services in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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 co...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath will be called for an appointment with a child psychologist. More Button

Written Answers - General Medical Services Scheme

Was asked: if persons who have started dental treatment procedures under the general medical card scheme and are in the middle of a treatment process can be allowed to proceed to finish the treatment with the...More Button

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 co...More Button


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