Harney, Mary

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 711 No. 3

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Order of Business

Question put: “That the proposal for dealing with No. 10b and No. 10c, without debate, be agreed to.”
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Question put.
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Business of Dáil: Motion

Question put: “That on No. 10c, motion re sittings and business of the Dáil, that amendments Nos. 1 to 7, inclusive, set down to the motion are hereby negatived and the motion is hereby agreed to.”
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Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2010: Order for Second Stage

I move: “That Second Stage be taken now.”More Button

Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2010: Second Stage

I move: “That the Bill be now read a Second Time.” I am pleased to have the opportunity to introduce to the House today the Second Stage of the Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2010. The Bill h...More Button

They are. Apologies for that. From 2014, therefore, all publicly-funded radiotherapy services in Ireland will be provided as part of an integrated multidisiplinary service involving surgical, medical...More Button

It will be retained for those purposes. I am awaiting their proposals.More Button

Not any more.More Button

I saw that.More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services

Was asked: the reason a 34 year old person who suffers from a personality disorder has been refused admission to hospital due to the fact a personality disorder does not come under the Mental Health Act; and th...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if dental treatment will be completed under the dental treatment service scheme in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; 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 - Services for People with Disabilities

Was asked: the reason respite services at St. Michael’s House, Dublin 9 are being cut in summer in 2010. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the position regarding the proposed centralisation of the medical card section in Nenagh, County Tipperary to a centralised unit in Dublin; if the transfer has taken place; if not, the reason for sam...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 - Nursing Home Subventions

Was asked: the position regarding an application for nursing home subvention fair care in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; if she will detail the current payment; and if she will make...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Inspections

Was asked: the number of Health Information and Quality Authority inspections carried out in hospitals and nursing homes in north Tipperary this year; the results of these inspections; the number of establishme...More Button

Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Was asked: if application forms are available for the back to school clothing and footwear scheme; the locations at which the forms are available; the person who will be processing same; and if she will make a ...More Button

I understand that the majority of applicants who received a payment under the back to school clothing and footwear scheme in 2009, will automatically be issued with an application form for 2010. Foll...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the details of the recent cutbacks in dental services to medical card holders; the advice that should be given to persons in urgent need of treatment for gum disease, extraction and so on who are ref...More Button

The Government’s decision to limit the funding available to the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) was made in view of the current position of the public finances and the 60% increase in expendit...More Button

Written Answers - Adoption Services

Was asked: if he will request the Adoption Board to grant declarations to prospective adoptive parents for two years instead of the one-year rule that now applies; if his attention has been drawn to the fact th...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if she has met with a group (details supplied); the outcome of her meeting with the group; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities

Was asked: when adults and children will be afforded the right to an assessment under the Disability Act 2005; if funding will be attached to such assessments; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services

Was asked: the progress made to date in the implementation of A Vision for Change since the beginning of 2010; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if she will reverse the decision to withdraw funding of €1.08 million for a service (details supplied) in County Limerick; her views on the resultant closure of respite services to 63 persons and the...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: if she will grant an oral hearing to a person (details supplied) in County Cork regarding their appeal for a full medical card; 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: if her attention has been drawn to the fact that the closure of St. Joseph’s ward at Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, Dublin 12, is resulting in lengthy waiting lists for children in n...More Button

Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital is committed to providing the full level of services that it promised in its 2010 Service Plan. It is addressing the challenge of delivering a high quality service to i...More Button

Was asked: when surgery will be arranged for a person (details supplied); 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 - Services for People with Disabilities

Was asked: if she will consider correspondence (details supplied) regarding funding for an organisation providing disability services and supports in County Kildare and west Wicklow; if she will have the circum...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: her views on whether there should be time limits on delays for appointments and treatment; if so, her further views on same; if she will indicate the progress that has been made in achieving targets,...More Button

The improvement of access to outpatient services, a key access point to the acute hospital system and involving over three million attendances annually, is a priority for the health service. It is es...More Button

Was asked: her views on correspondence relating to a child (details supplied) in County Kildare who is awaiting assessment and treatment of their ADHD; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: when a medical card will issue to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; 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 Dublin 22; 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 - Children in Care

Was asked: if and when the child of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7 will be returned to their parent; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: if she will ensure that an appointment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon. 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. However, I would like to adv...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff

Was asked: the number of Health Service Executive area operations managers that have been appointed; the number being advertised for throughout the country in regard to the introduction of integrated services; ...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 - Hospitals Building Programme

Was asked: if she will provide an update regarding the provision of the new community hospital in Ballinamore, County Leitrim; when it is envisaged work will commence on this new hospital; and if she will make ...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if she will support the case of a person (details supplied). 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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