Reilly, Dr James

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 757 No. 1

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Written Answers - Commissions of Investigation

Was asked: if he will initiate a commission of inquiry into the circumstances around allegations of sexual abuse at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth, between the 1960s and 1990s; and if he w...More Button

The Government’s original intention was to facilitate an inquiry by an Oireachtas Committee into the issues referred to by the Deputy. As this approach has not proved possible, I am examining how bes...More Button

Written Answers - Water Fluoridation

Was asked: if he is sure that the fluoridation of public water supplies does not have a negative impact on human health; if he can point to any research to support the case for the continuation of this practice...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: if a medical card will be issued as a matter of urgency to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: the arrangements for the care of high dependency patients following the planned closure later this year of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Limerick. More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Transport

Was asked: the cost to his Department of the senior Minister’s car in the period relating to 1 June 2011 to 31 December 2011 to include mileage and car related expenses paid to the senior Minister; if he will ...More Button

The following is a breakdown of the information requested: 2011More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

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

Written Answers - Accident and Emergency Services

Was asked: the numbers and lengths of time in the accident and emergency departments of hospitals (details supplied) for the week beginning 13 February and the way they compare with the same period 2011, if he...More Button

The information sought by the Deputy is being collated by my Department and will be forwarded to the Deputy as soon as it is available.More Button

Written Answers - General Medical Services Scheme

Was asked: the reason the Oireachtas primary care reimbursement service has stopped responding to inquiries and representations from TDs via the dedicated email system; the reason the phone number provided to ...More Button

Written Answers - Mental Health Services

Was asked: if he will issue a comprehensive report on plans to move the Central Mental Hospital from Dundrum to St. Ita’s in Portrane, including costs and timescale for same; and the impact this will have on S...More Button

Written Answers - Community Care

Was asked: if he will explain his statements that no decision has been made in relation to the future of public nursing homes, yet at the same time a long-term bed has remained empty in St. Joseph’s in Ardee, ...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11 has been unable to obtain an appointment for necessary eye surgery. 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 Service Properties

Was asked: if a property (details supplied) has yet been transferred by a voluntary housing body to the Health Service Executive; the HSE’s plans for the property; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Management of the Health Service Executive property portfolio is a service matter. Therefore your question has been referred to the Executive for direct reply. More Button

Written Answers - General Medical Services Scheme

Was asked: the amount paid to general practitioners for phlebotomy services provided in each of the years, 2009, 2010 and 2011; if he will provide a breakdown by the Health Service Executive region of same; an...More Button

Written Answers - Primary Care Strategy

Was asked: the number of general practitioners required to deliver free universal access; his plans to have that number of GPs in place in advance of the introduction of free for all GP service; and if he will...More Button

Was asked: the date on which he will publish the findings of the study commissioned to identify the number of general practitioners needed to deliver a free for all GP service; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if he will provide a list of chronic disease management programmes. More Button

The Chronic Disease Management Programmes are: Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Heart failure, Acute coronary syndrome, Stroke.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Training

Was asked: if he will outline planned changes to general practitioners training programmes in order to fast-track training; the institutions that will be responsible for this scheme; and if he will make a state...More Button

Was asked: the number of training places available for general practitioners in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; the funding available for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a decision on their medical card application; the reason for the delay in making a decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: the number of babies born here in 2009, 2010 and 2011; the number of these babies who received a check-up within 48 hours of discharge from hospital; the number who received a developmental examinati...More Button

The number of PHN visits within 48 hours of birth for the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 is: *No. of births includes stillbirths Best Health for Children outlines the schedule of visits for the child heal...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Properties

Was asked: the term and cost of the lease for the new unit headquarters of the primary health care team centre in Macroom, County Cork; the cost to the Health Service Executive for refurbishing this building; a...More Button

Management of the Health Service Executive property portfolio is a service matter. Therefore your question has been referred to the Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - National Drugs Strategy

Was asked: his views on proposals regarding methadone patients (details supplied). 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 Tipperary; the reason for the delay in processing the further information; and if h...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Aids and Appliances

Was asked: when an insulin pump will be supplied to a person (details supplied) in Dublin 10; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Ministerial Transport

Was asked: the amount of mileage clocked up on a monthly basis for which expenses were claimed for all Ministers attached to his Department since March 2011; the amount claimed in mileage expenses on a monthly ...More Button

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following tabular statement. I make claims for mileage periodically, rather than by trip, as does my colleague Minister of State Lynch. Indiv...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: when a medical card will be granted to a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: when a medical card will be provided to persons (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the reason a drug generally available to medical card holders has not been made available to a person (detail supplied) in County Offaly; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Properties

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 419 of 6 December 2011, when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive. More Button

I understand the Health Service Executive wrote to you on 25 January 2012 enclosing the requested information. The Executive has been advised to forward its response again.More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Services

Was asked: if he will provide a list of all publicly run nursing homes and units; the number of beds in each; the number and grade of staff in each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff

Was asked: if he will provide details on the number of Health Service Executive and Department of Health employees receiving gross salaries in excess of €100,000; if he will provide details as to the regional ...More Button

There are 22 Department of Health employees receiving gross salaries in excess of €100,000. These include the Secretary General, the Chief Medical Officer, five Assistant Secretaries General and fifte...More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Expenditure

Was asked: if he will provide the total amount each Minister, Minister of State and senior civil servant has spent on entertainment expenses since being appointed in the case of the Ministers and Ministers of ...More Button

For accounting purposes the term “entertainment” refers to expenditure incurred in circumstances from hosting lunches for delegations to the hosting of receptions for conference attendees. Up to the ...More Button

Written Answers - Drug Treatment Programme

Was asked: the future of the Aisling Clinic, which is located on the grounds of Cherry Orchard Hospital, Dublin; if it is envisaged that funding will be sustained to ensure its future viability; and if he will...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: when a decision will be made on an appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon; the reason, six months after the appeal was lodged the appeals office was still awaiting the ...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Aids and Appliances

Was asked: the position regarding a wheelchair and bus pass in respect of a person (details supplied). More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo was refused a medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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

Written Answers - Seirbhís Fiaclóireachta

Was asked: cén fáth ar stopadh an tseirbhís fiaclóireachta san Ionad Sláinte i gCarna; cén fáth ar baineadh an trealamh as gan aon réamhphlé leis an bpobal; an bhfuil sé i gceist aige treoir a thabhairt do FSS...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow will be admitted to undergo surgery at Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. 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 - Proposed Legislation

Was asked: if it his intention to seek the consent of the Department of Finance as laid out in section 9 of the Hepatitis C Compensation Tribunal Act 1997 to introduce a statutory instrument that would extend ...More Button

A great deal of consideration has been given to the issue of women who received potentially infectious batches of Anti D but who have neither tested positive for Hepatitis C, nor had a positive Tribun...More Button

Written Answers - Alcohol Labelling

Was asked: if there are any plans for reducing the alcohol content in alcoholic drinks; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The report of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group was published on 7 February last; and this recognises that while individuals are primarily responsible for their own behaviour, the ...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 Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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

Was asked: the position regarding an application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding an application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding an application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding an application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding an application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding an application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding an application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: if he will arrange an appointment for an operation to be brought forward in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: if he will arrange an appointment for an operation to be brought forward in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. 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: the position regarding an application; and when a decision will issue to persons (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if he will arrange an appointment for an assessment under the Health Service Executive to be brought forward in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Offaly. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application; and when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim. More Button

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: if he will confirm that there will be no disruption to day care centre services (details supplied) due to staff retirements under the public service agreements; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Was asked: if he will expedite an application under the nursing home support scheme, fair deal, in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: the position regarding an operation in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wicklow; 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 w...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff

Was asked: the timetable for the appointment of a new doctor to the spinal unit in Cappagh Hospital, Dublin 11 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 Procedures

Was asked: his plans to accommodate persons who were scheduled for appointments in the spinal unit of Cappagh Hospital, Dublin 11, who have had their appointments cancelled due to the resignation of a doctor in...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: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a decision on their application for a medical card; the reason for the delay in a decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter....More Button

Was asked: if he will include sufferers of fibromyalgia in the full medical card scheme. More Button

Written Answers - Long-Term Illness Scheme

Was asked: if patients with fibromyalgia are not covered by the long-term illness scheme, the welfare schemes available to them. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: if he will provide in tabular form a comparison by hospital of the numbers waiting 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, and more than 12 months for in patient and day cases at the end of December 201...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 Procedures

Was asked: the number of hospital operations cancelled, postponed or rescheduled last year by hospital; the increase since 2010; 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 views on correspondence regarding neurological conditions (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The report entitled “National Policy and Strategy for the Provision of the Neuro-Rehabilitation Services in Ireland 2011-2015” was jointly commissioned by the Department of Health and the Health Serv...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 232 of 26 January 2012, when a response will issue. More Button

Was asked: the reason the Health Service Executive requests evidence of fire and contents insurance for the dwellings of applicants for a medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the reason a medical card application has not yet been completed when all the information has been sent in since December 2011; 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 Kerry will receive orthopaedic shoes. More Button

Written Answers - Ambulance Service

Was asked: if he will consider undertaking an audit or requesting an audit from the national ambulance service to ensure that the appropriate use is being made of ambulance cars by ambulance staff of grade 6 an...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 the time that a doctor is available at the health clinic in Muff, County Donegal can be extended due to the large population and catchment area of the village and the distance to the nearest clini...More Button

Was asked: if a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1, who is currently in a wheelchair and receives 105 hours per week from the Irish Wheelchair Association, will experience a cut in that service in view of th...More Button

Written Answers - Medicinal Products

Was asked: when the drug naloxone will be made available in Ireland to assist in supporting persons suffering from the effects of drug use; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

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

Was asked: the average timeframe for processing medical card applications; the length of time it takes to process an application from the time further information is received; the action he is taking to address...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: if 40 cystic fibrosis patients were waiting for beds on Tuesday, 21 February 2012; and what is available for these patients at this hospital (details supplied). More Button

St. Vincent’s University Hospital is the designated National Adult Referral Centre for patients with Cystic Fibrosis. Phase 2 of the development at St. Vincent’s Hospital is designed to provide a sta...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding medical card queries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: the running costs of Listowel Community Hospital, County Kerry, in 2011, and on a per patient basis, as compared with other community hospitals in the south west. More Button

Was asked: the rationale for closing so many beds at Listowel Community Hospital, County Kerry; and the way the excess demand will be met. More Button

Was asked: the running costs of Listowel Community Hospital for 2011 as a whole and per patient at average occupancy for that year in comparison with other community hospital beds in the south region. More Button

Was asked: the geographic location of Listowel town at the centre of a network of rural towns and villages with a population of over 25,000 people, the rationale for closing so many beds in Listowel Community H...More Button

Written Answers - Services for People with Disabilities

Was asked: if his views on a matter (details supplied) regarding the provision of personal assistants for persons with disabilities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

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

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the recent difficulties in obtaining information on medical card queries (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: when over 70 years medical cards will issue to persons (details supplied) who are awaiting a decision following submission of further information which was received by the medical card section on 17 ...More Button

Was asked: the reason the medical card was withdrawn from a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; if their medical card will be reinstated and issued to them as soon as possible; and if he will make a state...More Button

Was asked: the reason a medical card that was issued to the wrong doctor in error by the Health Service Executive has not been corrected despite being notified by the applicant last October; and if he will make...More Button

Written Answers - Smoking Ban

Was asked: if he will detail the inspection system in place within the Health Service Executive on the implementation of the smoking ban across the country; the number of staff involved in carrying out inspecti...More Button

The inspection regime referred to by the Deputy for the implementation of the smoking ban is operated by the HSE and accordingly I have asked the HSE to respond directly to you in this matter.More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Services

Was asked: his plans to introduce a new classification for care homes, community, relative to the Health Information Quality Authority regulations; his views on the sector and the problems being experienced by ...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: when a medical card will be issued to a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will expedite the matter. More Button

Was asked: the status of an appeal for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will expedite a response. 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. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: if an early date will be arranged for an operation at Waterford Regional Hospital in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; if he will explain the delay and the action he is takin...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: the position regarding a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and the reason for the delay in issuing same. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff

Was asked: if he will expedite the filling of a post of consultant rheumatologist at Kerry General Hospital, which received formal approval some time ago, in view of the fact that a large number of patients fro...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 Services

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 687 of 14 January 2012, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this matter has still not been dealt with More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Advertising

Was asked: the number and costs of advertisements placed in national newspapers for job vacancies in the civil and public service in the past 12 months; the number of new entrants recruited from the process; th...More Button

Recruitment to positions in my Department including all relevant advertising, is carried out on an independent basis by the Public Appointments Service. Accordingly my Department did not incur any ad...More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: if a medical card will be issued in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: if a hip operation will be arranged as a matter of urgency in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; the reason for the delay; and if he will expedite 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 - Ambulance Service

Was asked: when the new inter hospital ambulance transfer service will be rolled out to each hospital throughout the country; 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

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation

Was asked: the full capacity of a nursing unit (details supplied) in County Cavan; the bed capacity that is designated for long-term patients; the number of beds designated for respite care; the number of beds ...More Button

Was asked: the full bed capacity of a nursing unit (details supplied) in County Cavan; the bed capacity that is designated for long-term patients; the number of beds designated for respire care; the number of b...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Expenditure

Was asked: the details of the €6 million overspend by the Health Service Executive in the midland region in 2011 broken down by location and service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Health Service Executive has informed me that the deficit in DML Midlands Community Services for the year ended December 2011 was €5.040m. This deficit was primarily driven by expenditure on Chi...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: the steps he will take to have a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath immediately admitted to the eye and ear hospital in Dublin; 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: further to Parliamentary Question No. 447 of 17 January 2012, when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive. More Button

Written Answers - Home Help Service

Was asked: the position regarding home help in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: if he will approve 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


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