Harney, Mary

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 717 No. 3

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Health Services: Motion (Resumed)

Amendment again put.
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Question put: “That the motion, as amended, be agreed to.”
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Written Answers - Social Welfare Benefits

Was asked: if she will consider an appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Cork for rent allowance; 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 - Medical Cards

Was asked: the position regarding an application for a refund to the Health Service Executive for a person (details supplied) who holds an over 70 years medical card. 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 - Infectious Diseases

Was asked: the incident rate for TB in Cork city and county in tabular form; the national average incident rate for each month for TB cases for 2009 and to date in 2010 in view of the fact that weekly reports a...More Button

Was asked: the number of cases of active and latent TB that have been detected in Cork city and county in 2009 and to date in 2010. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 178 and 179 together. As this is a service matter, the Deputy’s questions have been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Vaccination Programme

Was asked: if her Department in conjunction with the Health Service Executive is considering a systematic catch-up programme for the BCG vaccination in Cork city and county for children between the ages of two ...More Button

A catch up programme for BCG vaccination is currently in place in Cork City and County for those aged up to 15 years. In order to assess the position fully, the Chief Medical Officer of my Department...More Button

Was asked: the number of persons on waiting lists in each city and county for TB vaccination in tabular form. More Button

As the Deputy’s question refers to a service matter it has been forwarded to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: her views on whether it makes both medical and economic sense to invest in the prevention of diabetic foot disease and if she will make funding of €1.56 million available to set up a national foot sc...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Investigations

Was asked: the position regarding vaccine trials carried out on young children. More Button

Following media and public interest over the period 1991-1997, the then Chief Medical Officer of the Department of Health and Children, Dr. Jim Kiely, was asked by then Minister Cowen to investigate a...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff

Was asked: the number of health care workers who will be affected by the proposed reconfiguration of health services in the south east; the costs involved; 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 - Health Services

Was asked: the extent of recent cutbacks in the Health Service Executive western region; the extent of these cutbacks in terms of financial saving and service provision in the region; and if she will make a sta...More Button

Was asked: the extent of recent cutbacks in the Health Service Executive western region upon Mayo General Hospital; the extent of these cutbacks in terms of financial savings and service provision at the hospit...More Button

Was asked: the extent of recent cutbacks in the Health Service Executive western region upon Sacred Heart Hospital; the extent of these cutbacks in terms of financial savings and service provision at the hospit...More Button

Was asked: the extent of recent cutbacks in the Health Service Executive western region upon all its facilities in County Mayo; the extent of those cutbacks in terms of financial savings and service provision t...More Button

I propose to answer Questions Nos. 185 to 188, inclusive, together. In its National Service Plan, the HSE committed to maintaining front-line services in line with 2009 levels. The HSE West’s overall ...More Button

Written Answers - Pension Provisions

Was asked: the value of the pension payment on an annualised basis to the highest paid public sector pensioner in each of the public bodies under the remit of her Department and all public service pensioners no...More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy. My Department is also writing to the relevant non-commercial state sponsored bodies to ask t...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: her plans to improve speech therapy services in County Carlow and to increase the number of sessions for each client; if improved services and increased visits will be arranged in the case of a perso...More Button

Was asked: if an MRI scan will be arranged as soon as possible for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; if the delay can be explained; 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: if the Health Service Executive and the Department of Health and Children annual funding for an organisation (details supplied) in County Kilkenny will be increased in view of the increased demand fo...More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services

Was asked: the progress regarding a commitment given by the Minister on 24 July 2010 to investigate a complaint made by a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; if the report is completed; and if she wil...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services

Was asked: if she will address the concerns of a person [details supplied] in respect of the assessment procedures in place for foster parents; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Irish Language

Was asked: the amount of funding spent in 2009 and 2010 by her Department on Irish language training for public servants; the number of persons that participated in Irish language training courses; and if she w...More Button

In 2009 the amount expended was €250 and 7 staff members attended Irish language training. In 2010 expenditure to date is €125 and 3 staff members have attended Irish language training so far this ye...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if, since the Health Service Executive locum agency framework was launched in February 2010, she will provide the amount the HSE has spent separately on locum NCHDs and consultants with the successfu...More Button

Was asked: the Health Service Executive locum agency framework was launched in February 2010, the amount the HSE has spent separately on non-consultant hospital doctors and consultants for placement of three mo...More Button

Was asked: her views that the locum framework agencies have failed to satisfy the demand for locum consultants leaving hospitals, without adequate consultant cover because of restrictions implemented by the Hea...More Button

Was asked: the amount of money that was spent by the Health Service Executive for locum doctor placement in 2009. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 196 to 199, inclusive, together. As the Deputy’s questions relate to service matters and executive functions, including issues relating to a tendering process adopted,...More Button

Written Answers - Child Care Services

Was asked: if she will provide the assessment requirements and practice in relation to relative and non-relative foster parents; the steps she intends to take in this area and a timeframe for same; and if she w...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: when the CAT scan will be in operation in Monaghan hospital; will sufficient personnel be provided to keep it going on a permanent basis; 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 - Health Services

Was asked: if she is satisfied that sufficient funding is available to provide the home help and home care systems that are necessary especially for single people who are being forced home early from hospitals ...More Button

Was asked: if she will ask the Health Service Executive to confirm if a comprehensive health care plan is in place for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matt...More Button

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

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme

Was asked: the position regarding plans for the proposed children’s hospital at the Mater site; if plans have been submitted to An Bord Pleanála; the discussions that have been held with An Bord Pleanála; if sh...More Button

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and the HSE are making good progress in their work to bring this important project to fruition. The Integrated Design Team, appointed in October 2009...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the position regarding an application for a medical card in respect 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

Written Answers - Health Service Allowances

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Limerick will be awarded back to school clothing and footwear allowance; 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 - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: if she will ensure that a person (details supplied) that has been scheduled for an operation at Beaumont Hospital whose operation has been cancelled on three separate dates due to lack of beds will r...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 Staff

Was asked: the staffing and capacity in a hospital (details supplied) in County Limerick for the carrying out of CT scans; if there are staff shortages which are deterring the delivery of service in the departm...More Button

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

Written Answers - Inter-Country Adoptions

Was asked: if it is the case that a working agreement will be necessary, as opposed to a formal bilateral agreement to recommence adoptions from Vietnam once the Hague Convention is ratified there; the action t...More Button

Was asked: the discontinuation of the bilateral agreement between Ireland and Vietnam, if consideration will be given when the declaration to adopt runs out; her views on the predicament of those already on the...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: her plans to centralise the testing of laboratory samples within the health services; if so, the discussions that have taken place with stakeholders; the stage the process is at; have tenders been re...More Button

Approximately 77 million laboratory tests are undertaken annually across 44 public hospitals at an annual cost of approximately €470 million. In 2009 the HSE announced plans to modernise laboratory s...More Button

Written Answers - Health Promotion

Was asked: the efforts her Department is making , in conjunction with the Health Service Executive and other bodies, to ensure greater awareness of Lyme disease; and if she will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Lyme disease (also known as Lyme borelliosis) is an infection caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi which is transmitted to humans by bites from ticks infected with the bacteria. The infe...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Was asked: the amount of funding given to an organisation (details supplied) by her Department in each of the past four years; for what specific purpose were these allocations made; the checks carried out or au...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: when a person will be facilitated (details supplied) in County Clare. More Button

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply. However, I would like to advise the Deputy that the scheduling of patients for hospital treatment is a matter for the ho...More Button

Was asked: when will a person (details supplied) in County Kildare receive an appointment for an ultrasound at Naas General Hospital; 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 - Medical Cards

Was asked: the position regarding an application for a full medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. 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: if she will support a matter (details supplied). 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 Service Allowances

Was asked: the average cost of each appeal to the Health Service Executive appeals officer in each of the past three years; and, if available, the average processing time. More Button

Was asked: the number of appeals to the Health Service Executive appeals officer in each of the past three years which dealt with a supplementary welfare claim, including claims for rent supplement and mortgag...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 218 and 219 together. As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.More Button


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