Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Questions (584)

Denis Naughten

Question:

584. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the steps being taken to address the waiting list to see a neurologist; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11588/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

In relation to waiting list management in general, the National Waiting List Management Policy , A standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, January 2013, has been developed to ensure that all administrative, managerial and clinical staff follow an agreed national minimum standard for the management and administration of waiting lists for scheduled care. This policy, recently been adopted by the HSE, sets out the processes that hospitals are to implement to manage waiting lists. In relation to this particular query raised by the Deputy, I have asked the Health Service Executive to investigate the situation and respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.