‌Submissions and Opening Statements made to the Joint Committee on Health and Children

28 January 2016

Chairperson Designate Oberstown Detention School

Opening Statement by Prof. Ursula Kilkelly, Chair Des. Oberstown Detention Sch.

21 January 2016

Session B:- Wellness, Wellbeing and Mental Health

Opening Statement Niall Bressie Breslin

Opening Statement by Dr Paul D’Alton, St. Vincent's Hospital

Session A:- Chairperson Designate of the Health Products Regulatory Authority

Opening Statement by Ms. Ann Horan,Chair, Health Products Regulatory Authority

17 December 2015

Session A:- Report on Acute Hospital Services in Cork and Kerry

Opening Statement by Mr. Michael O’Flynn, re Hospital Services in Cork and Kerry

Report on the Reconfiguration of Acute Hospital Services in Cork and Kerry

Session B:- Update on overcrowding in Accident and Emergency Departments

Opening Statement by Mr. Tony O'Brien, Chairman, A&E Departments Task Force

10 December 2015

Session A:- Update of the current work of TUSLA, Child and Family Agency

Opening Statement by Mr. Gordon Jeyes, CEO, TUSLA

TUSLA Management Data Report August 2015

Session B:- Update on Children and Youth Affairs issues

Opening Statement by Minister Reilly on the current work of his Department

 

9 December 2015

Update on the operation of the Medical Card Service by the HSE

Opening Statement by Ms. Anne Marie Hoey,Asst. Nat. Dir,Medical Card Eligibility

 

8 December 2015

Supplementary Health Estimate 2015

Opening Statement by Minister Varadkar re Supplementary Health Estimate 2015

Briefing note on the Health Supplementary Estimate 2015

 

3 December 2015

The HPV Vaccine Gardasil, Reactions and Effects

Opening Statement by Ms. Anna Cannon, REGRET

Opening Statement by Ms. Karen Smyth, REGRET

Opening Statement by Dr. Colette Bonner, Deputy CMO, Dept of Health

Opening Statement by Dr. Brenda Corcoran, National Immunisation Office

 

1 December 2015

World Aids Day: HIV in Ireland, emerging trends and key responses

Opening Statement by Mr. Niall Mulligan, Executive Director, HIV Ireland

Opening Statement by Ms. Deirdre Seery, CEO, Cork Sexual Health Centre

Opening Statement by Mr. Tiernan Brady, Policy Director, GLEN - Gay and Lesbian

 

26 November 2015

Establishing independent advocacy services for users of the health service

Session A:- 

Opening Statement by Mr. Peter Tyndall, Ombudsman and Information Commissioner

Opening Statement by Mr. Paddy Connolly, CEO, Inclusion Ireland

Opening Statement by Ms. Eileen Fitzgerald. Senior Manager, Citizens Information

Opening Statement by Mr. Mervyn Taylor, Manager, SAGE

Session B:-

Opening Statement by Mr. Tony O'Brien, Director General, HSE

 

19 November 2015 - Session A:- Update on Disability issues

Opening Statement by Minister of State Kathleen Lynch T.D.

19 November 2015 - Session B:- Assistance Dogs in Ireland

Opening Statement by Dr. Louise Burgoyne, UCC

Opening Statement by Ms. Jennifer Dowler, CEO, Irish Dogs for the Disabled

 

12 November 2015 - The Development of Mental Health Services for Children

Session A:-

Opening Statement by Prof. J. Kevin Nugent, Boston Children's Hospital

Opening Statement by Ms. Kate Mitchell, Chidren’s Mental Health Coalition

Session B:-

The challenges facing the Camphill Communities of Ireland working with people with intellectual disabilities

Opening Statement by Mr. Joe Lynch, Camphill Communities of Ireland

 

5 November 2015 - Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015 (resumed)

Session A:-

Opening Statement by Ms. Helen Gilmartin, Adoptive Parents Association

Opening Statement by Ms. Susan Lohan, Director, Adoption Rights Alliance

Opening Statement by Ms. Ruth Barrington and Margaret Dromey, Treoir

Opening Statement by Ms. Rhoda MacManus, Adoption Loss - Natural Parents Network

Opening Statement by Mr. Paul Redmond,Coalition of Mothers & Baby Home Survivors

Session B:-

Opening Statement by Ms. Deirdre Pemberton, Council of Irish Adoption Agencies

Opening Statement by Dr. Conor O'Mahony, Faculty of Law, University College Cork

Opening Statement by Dr. Fergus Ryan, Department of Law, NUI Maynooth

Opening Statement by Ms. Patricia White, Post Adoption Service, Barnardos

Opening Statement by Ms. Kathy McMahon, Irish First Mothers Group

 

22 October 2015 - Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015 (resumed)

Session A:- Opening Statement by Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, Chair, Adoption Authority of Ireland

Session B:- Opening Statement by Mr. Fred McBride, Chief Operations Officer, Tusla

Session C:- Opening Statement by Dr. James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

 

20 October 2015 - Session A:- Motion re: Amendment to the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005 (Section 4(7)) (Membership of Council) Regulations 2015

Opening Statement by Mr. Leo Varadkar, T.D., Minister for Health

20 October 2015 - Session B:- Engagement with the Chairperson Designate, Leopardstown Park Hospital

Opening Statement by Mr. Eugene Magee, Chairperson Designate, Leopardstown PH

 

8 October 2015 - Session A:- The current work and challenges facing the Dental Council of Ireland

Opening Statement by Dr. Eamon Croke, President, Dental Council of Ireland

8 October 2015 - Session B:- Introductory session on pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the Adoption (Information and Tracing) Bill 2015

Opening Statement by Ms. Noreen Leahy, Department of Children and Youth Affairs

 

6 October 2015 - Quarterly update on Health Issues

Opening Statement by Leo Varadkar T.D., Minister for Health

Opening Statement by Mr. Tony O'Brien, Director General, HSE

Replies to Committee Member's questions on national and local health issues

 

1 October 2015 - National Maternity Services in Ireland

Opening Statement by Mr. Liam Woods, AHD National Director, HSE

 

24 September 2015 - The development of national maternity services and infrastructure in Ireland; Babies born to mothers with substance abuse issues

Opening Statement by Dr. Sam Coulter-Smith, Master, Rotunda Hospital

Opening Statement by Dr. Sharon Sheehan, Master, Coombe Maternity Hospital

Opening Statement by Dr. Adrienne Foran, NAS, Rotunda Hospital

 

23 July 2015 - Procurement practices for the purchase of hospital medical supplies and equipment

HSE Opening Statement

Beacon Hospital Opening Statement

 

17 July 2015 - Session A:- Update on the current work of Tusla - Child and Family Agency 

Opening Statement, Mr. Gordon Jeyes, CEO, Tusla, Child and Family Agency

Engagement with the Chairperson Designate, Irish Blood Transfusion Services

Opening Statement by Professor Anthony Staines, Chair Designate, IBTS


16 July 2015 - Session A:- The impact of delays in the registration of nurses and midwives on healthcare services

 

16 July 2015 - Session B:- Transforming the life experience of people with Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and their families

Professor Eamonn O’ Shea, South Tipperary Dementia Pilot Project

Ms. Tina Leonard, Advocacy Officer, Alzheimer Society of Ireland

 

14 July - Affordable and Quality Childcare (resumed): Community Childcare and Educational needs of Childcare Workers

Opening Statement by Mr. Joe Rynn, Manager, Dublin City Childcare Committee

 

9 July 2015 - Session A: - Tackling the issue of so called 'legal highs' stimulants

Opening Statement by Mr. Packie Kelly, Teach na Daoine,

Report on Synthetic Cannabinoid use in Monaghan Town

 

9 July 2015 - Session B:- Update on  the National Drug Strategy

Opening Statement by Minister Ó Ríordáin on the National Drugs Strategy

 

2 July 2015 - Session B: - Update on Children and Youth Issues

Minister James Reilly Opening Statement

25 June 2015 - Session A: - The importance of pre-pregnancy folic acid supplementation in the prevention of neural tube defects

Professor Michael Turner, UCD and Coombe Maternity Hospital Opening Statement

 

25 June 2015 - Session B: - Affordable and Quality Childcare (resumed): Update on the work of the Inter-Departmental Group on Future Investment in Early Years and School-Age Care and Education Services

Dr, Fergal Lynch, Secretary General, D/CYA Opening Statement

 

18 June 2015 - Third Committee session on Affordable and Quality Childcare: disability and childcare needs, worker’s       rights and community childcare (resumed)

Ms. Rose Bradley, Central Remedial Clinic Opening Statement

Ms. Mary Lacey Crowe, Sacred Heart Centre Opening Statement

Ms. Denise Mc Cormilla, National Childhood Network Opening Statement

 

11 June 2015 - Session A: - Development of Quality and Affordable Childcare Meetings (resumed)

Opening Statement by Ms. Michelle Akerlind

Opening Statement by Ms. Evelyn Reilly

Opening Statement by Ms. Paula Donohoe

Supporting Submission by Ms. Paula Donohoe

Opening Statement by Ms. June Tinsley, Asst Director, Barnardos

 

11 June 2015 - Session B: - Engagement with Chair Designate of the Board of Dublin Dental Hospital

Opening Statement by Mr. Frank Nolan

 

11 June 2015 - Session C: - Engagement with Chair Designate of the Board of St James's Hospital

Opening Statement by Mr. Paul Donnelly

 

9 June 2015 - Amnesty International’s global Report on Ireland’s abortion laws

Opening Statement by Mr. Colm O'Gorman, Director, Amnesty International

 

28 May 2015 - Session A: - The current work and future plans for the Office of the Ombudsman for Children

28 May 2015 - Session B: - Recognition of Deafblindness as a distinct disability

Opening Statement by Ms. Laura English, Anne Sullivan Foundation

Opening Statement by Dr. Sandra Cummings, ISHAA

Opening Statement by Ms. Carol Brill, Advocate

 

19 May 2015 - HIQA Report of investigation into maternity services in Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise

Opening Statement by Mr. Mark Molloy, Bereaved Parent

Opening Statement by Ms. Sheila O'Connor, Patient Focus

 

14 May 2015 - Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues

Opening Statement by Leo Varadkar T.D., Minister for Health

Opening Statement by Mr. Tony O'Brien, Director General, HSE, 14th May 2015

Supporting briefing document to Mr. O'Brien's Opening Statement

 

13 May 2015 - HIQA Report of investigation into maternity services in Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise

Opening Statement by Mr. Phelim Quinn, CEO, HIQA

 

7 May 2015 Session A: - Development of Quality and Affordable Childcare

Opening Statement Ms. Maria Corbett, Deputy Chief Executive, Children's Rights A

Presentation by Ms. Ciairín de Buis - Director, Start Strong

Presentation by Ms. Orla O’Connor, Director, National Women’s Council of Ireland

Presentation Ms. Teresa Heeney Chief Executive Officer, Early Childhood Ireland

 

7 May 2015 Session B: - Child Protection Issues in the Laois / Offaly area

Opening Statement Mr. Gordon Jeyes, Chief Executive, Tusla

 

23 April 2015  Session A: - Pre-Legislative Scrutiny on the General Scheme of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 (resumed)           

Opening Statement by Leo Varadkar T.D., Minister for Health

 

23 April 2015 Session B: - “Alcohol consumption: Does the apple fall far from the tree?” Presentation by BT Young Scientist Winners, 2015 Mr. Ian O'Sullivan and Ms. Eimear Murphy

BT Young Scientist Winners, 2015, Mr. Ian O'Sullivan and Ms. Eimear Murphy

 

16 April 2015 - Intellectual Disability and Ageing, in the context of The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) project

Presentation by Professor Mary McCarron, Lead Researcher, TILDA Project

Submission made by Professor Mary McCarron, TILDA

 

26 March 2015 - Addiction and Recovery Model; and Pre–Legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 (resumed)

Session A: Addiction and Recovery Model

Professor Joe Barry Opening Statement

Soilse Opening Statement

Session B: PLS of Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 (resumed)

Professor Joe Barry Opening Statement

Alcohol Action Ireland Opening Statement

Vintners' Federation of Ireland Opening Statement

National Off-Licence Association Opening Statement

Alcohol Beverage Federation of Ireland Opening Statement

Licensed Vintners' Association Opening Statement

 

24 March 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - Pre–Legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 (resumed); and Report on the implementation of recommendations of the Health Service Executive Internal Audit Report: Section 38 Agencies’ Remuneration

Session A: PLS of Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 (resumed)

 Dr. Patrick Kenny, School of Marketing DIT Opening Statement

National Youth Council of Ireland Opening Statement

‌Session B: Section 38 Agencies' Report

12 March 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - Hearings on cost of prescription drugs in Ireland (resumed); Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of General Scheme of Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015 (resumed)

Session A:

Department of Health Opening Statement

HSE Opening Statement

Session B:

Alcohol Research Group Opening Statement

 

10 March 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - Pre – Legislative scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015

Professor Frank Murray Opening Statement

 

5 March 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - The cost of prescription drugs in Ireland

Session A:

Irish Pharmacy Union Opening Statement


Session B:

Healthwave Opening Statement

Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Ireland Opening Statement

Professor Colum Dunne Opening Statement

 

26 February 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - Implementation of the National Rare Disease Plan 2014 -2018

Department of Health Opening Statement

Saoirse Foundation Opening Statement

Genetic and Rare Disease Organisation Opening Statement

HSE Opening Statement

 

19 February 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - Update on Children and Youth Issues; Engagement with Mr. Liam Downey, Chairman Designate, Vhi Healthcare

Minister James Reilly Opening Statement

Mr. Liam Downey Opening Statement

 

12 February 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - Update on Health Issues

Minister of State Kathleen Lynch T.D. Opening Statement

 

29 January 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - Seventh Report on Child Protection 2014

Dr, Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, opening statement

 

27 January 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - The challenge of rising costs of professional medical indemnity insurance

Bar Council of Ireland Opening Statement

Ms. Deirdre Courtney Opening Statement

Law Society of Ireland Opening Statement

 

22 January 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - The challenge of rising costs of professional medical indemnity insurance and; Engagement with the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis

Session A:

Irish Hospital Consultants Association Opening Statement

IMO Opening Statement

State Claims Agency Opening Statement

Medical Protection Society Opening Statement

Session B:

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Opening Statement

 

15 January 2015 - Joint Committee on Health and Children - Developing a National Strategy for Coeliac Disease; Coping with the challenges of Huntington’s Disease; and; Engagement with the Minister for Health and Director General, HSE, on Emergency Department Services

Session A:

Session B:

Presentation by Dr. Niall Pender

Huntington's Disease Association of Ireland presentation

Session C:

HSE opening statement

 

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