Reilly, Dr James

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 748 No. 1

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Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the position regarding the renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Legislative Programme

Was asked: if he will state when the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill 2011 will be passed by Seanad Éireann; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am pleased to inform the Deputy that the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Bill 2011 was passed by Seanad Éireann in June 2011. The Bill also passed Second Stage in the Dáil on 13 July an...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the position regarding renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary will receive an orthodontic appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Cork referred to Cork University Hospital in January 2011 for orthopaedic treatment will be given an appointment; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

I am determined to address the issues which cause unacceptable delays in patients receiving treatment in our hospitals. In this regard I have established the Special Delivery Unit (SDU), which will wo...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: if there has been any change to the rules regarding eligibility for persons with mental health issues to a medical card or the availability of drugs for these persons under the general medical scheme...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the inadequate level of physiotherapy support and speech and language therapy support for stroke victims in the midwest region; and if he will make a statement on t...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: when an over 70s medical card review will be processed; and when the card will be re-activated in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if the concerns of an organisation (details supplied) will be dealt with; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if he will explain the reason materials requested under the Freedom of Information Act were not provided in the case of a person (details supplied); the reason letters sent to the Health Service Exec...More Button

Was asked: the reason the Health Service Executive failed to respond to a freedom of information application made in the case of a person (details supplied) by letters dated 14 July 2009, 16 February 2011, 2 Ma...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 503 and 504 together. As I have previously advised the Deputy, most recently in my response to Parliamentary Question No. 182 of 9th November 2011, the Health Service ...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding services available to children at a day care centre (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - General Practitioner Services

Was asked: if there is a requirement for general practitioners who have medical card patients to have a walk-in element to their practice. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: the per capita current expenditure by the Health Service Executive in each of the 26 counties for 2009, 2010 and 2011. More Button

Was asked: the total Health Service Executive spend per county for each of the 26 counties. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 507 and 566 together. The Health Service Executive does not compile budget and expenditure data by county. The management of the health services falls within four reg...More Button

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

Written Answers - Mental Health Services

Was asked: if he is following up with the persons in the Dublin area whose psychiatric medication was being paid for by the Health Service Executive until 1 November to ensure that cost does not prevent them fr...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: if he will expedite an application for the renewal of medical cards in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services

Was asked: the capital programme for mental health in County Louth for the next two to three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Following the publication of the ‘Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2012-2016: Medium Term Exchequer Framework’, the Health Service Executive will commence drawing up its capital programme for the...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff

Was asked: if nursing and therapist posts funded under the national stroke programme (details supplied) will be filled by the end of the year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I wish to advise the Deputy that the forty five nursing and therapist posts identified under the national stroke programme, are at various stages of the recruitment process; but it is unlikely that t...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the position regarding an appeal against the decision to refuse an application for a full medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

Was asked: if it is the case that the medication Pradaxa, which is used to treat the condition pulmonary embolism, is no longer covered by the medical card; if so, the reason this is the case; if he will ensure...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: when it is likely that a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if and when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if he will explain the reason for the delay in providing speech therapy and occupational therapy for a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. More Button

Was asked: if he will expedite the orthodontic procedures required by a person (details supplied) in County Cavan. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: the hospital assigned to look after the needs of patients from Clondalkin, Dublin 22. More Button

Was asked: the hospital assigned to look after the needs of patients from Lucan, County Dublin. More Button

Was asked: the situation in which a medical speciality required is not available in the hospital assigned to the catchment area, to which hospital patients from Clondalkin, Dublin 22, should be assigned. More Button

Was asked: the situation in which a medical speciality required is not available in the hospital assigned to the catchment area, to which hospital patients from Lucan, County Dublin, should be assigned. More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 520 to 523, inclusive, together. As these are service matters, they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Clare will be facilitated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the reason a medical card has still not been processed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the reason a medical card application has not been processed in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Funding

Was asked: the capital budget of the Health Service Executive over the next five years, nationally and on a regional basis. More Button

The Government announced in the context of the publication of the Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2012-2016: Medium Term Exchequer Framework that the Health Service Executive’s health capital al...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the reason a medical card has been stopped in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: if he will expedite an application for renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) will have their medical card application processed; the position regarding this application; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff

Was asked: the reason two staff nurses (details supplied) in the Health Service Executive west were refused permission to take a career break when other staff in the HSE west and HSE south were granted permissi...More Button

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

Written Answers - Child Care Services

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 304 of 22 March 2011, if he can reassure a person (details supplied) that the same uncertainty regarding their child’s placement will not recur next year in view...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: the number of persons who failed to keep outpatient appointments in hospitals in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The management of hospital services generally, including outpatient waiting lists, is a matter for the Health Service Executive and the individual hospitals concerned. Therefore, the Executive is the...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation

Was asked: the number of unused surgical beds in Kerry General Hospital; and if he 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: his plans for funding the Osteoporosis Society in the future; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I wish to advise the Deputy that the Health Service Executive already has an extensive programme of work aimed at reducing the burden of Osteoporosis among the Irish population. This programme includ...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Inquiries

Was asked: if he will establish a Commission of Investigation pursuant to the Commission of Investigation Act 2004 or another form of credible inquiry about the sexual abuse perpetrated against patients in Our ...More Button

Earlier this year I indicated that the issues raised by the case of Michael Shine, former Consultant at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, would be the subject of an inquiry by an Oireachtas Comm...More Button

Written Answers - Patient Safety

Was asked: if he is satisfied that proper protocols and procedures have been put in place, and are being adhered to, by doctors, nurses, care staff, hospital management and so forth in order to ensure that the ...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 a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Long-Term Illness Scheme

Was asked: his plans for, and progress on, reviewing the long-term illness scheme as part of the extension of free primary care to persons covered under this scheme. More Button

Was asked: if he will consider including HIV-AIDS on the list of illnesses covered under the long-term illness scheme, in view of the fact that most people with this illness now live with it for a number of yea...More Button

Was asked: if he will consider including Crohn’s disease on the list of illnesses covered under the long-term illness scheme, in view of the fact that the incidence of the disease has increased in Europe over t...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kildare has been refused dental treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: if a review will be conducted in relation to the treatment of a person (details supplied) in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, County Galway; and if he 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

Was asked: if a decision has been taken to prevent funeral directors from embalming deceased members of the community at a hospital (details supplied) in County Donegal; the reason this decision has been taken;...More Button

Was asked: the funding provided for a hospital (details supplied) in each of the past five years; and the funding available to the hospital in 2012. More Button

Was asked: the number of staff employed at a hospital (details supplied) in County Donegal, in each of the past five years. More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly

Was asked: if home help hours will be reinstated to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the level of funding provided to older persons service on a per-head, per-county basis for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and to date in 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Community Care

Was asked: the level of funding provided for the running of Coolmine Therapeutic Community, Dublin 15, for each of the past five years; the amount that will be provided in 2012; his views on whether the facilit...More Button

Written Answers - Alcohol Policy

Was asked: if he has given consideration to targeted measures to deal with the damaging impact on people’s health that is being caused by the availability of cheap alcohol; and if he will make a statement on th...More Button

Firstly, a National Substance Misuse Strategy was established in 2009. It is examining the development of policy to deal with a wide range of key issues relating to the supply, pricing, availability a...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: if he will provide nationwide figures in relation to the number of persons who have submitted medical card renewal applications; the current waiting time for processing the renewal; and if this figur...More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme

Was asked: the number of construction works carried out at each of the three children’s hospitals in Dublin over the past ten years; the purpose and cost of each protect; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

The Health Service Executive has responsibility for the management and delivery of the health capital programme. I have, accordingly, referred your question to the Executive for attention and direct...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) will have their operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

I am determined to address the issues which cause unacceptable delays in patients receiving treatment in our hospitals. In this regard I have established the Special Delivery Unit (SDU), which will wo...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if he will give an assurance that there will be no downgrading of the status of a nursing unit (details supplied) in County Cavan, in view of the very important role that this unit plays in the deliv...More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a long-term care plan in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3. More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 945 of 14 September 2011, the progress made to date in determination of the extent of support services available to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare...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 Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the renewal of a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will confirm the timeframe for a decision on same. More Button

Was asked: if an application for a medical card will be expedited and approved in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will request that section to issue a response. More Button

Written Answers - General Practitioner Services

Was asked: his plans to develop and improve the rural practice grant for general practitioners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Accident and Emergency Services

Was asked: the number of persons who presented at accident and emergency units in 2010 who were not in possession of a medical card or a letter of referral from a GP; the amount raised from the charge applied t...More Button

As these are service matters, they have been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Legal Costs

Was asked: if he will indicate the numbers, if any, of in or out of court settlements made by his Department directly or by bodies directly or indirectly under his aegis for whatever reason in the past ten year...More Button

With regard to my Department, the information sought by the Deputy is not readily available but will be collated and forwarded to him as soon as possible. With regard to agencies or other bodies under...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: his plans for St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ballina, County Mayo; the number of beds that will be open during 2012; his plans for recruitment in the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: the amount paid out annually from public funds for outsourcing to private contractors and the use of consultants and agencies for all Departments of the civil and public service and State agencies; a...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is not readily available within my Department but will be collated and forwarded to him as soon as possible.More Button


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