Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (222)

Martin Ferris


222. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a hospital appointment for an operation. [21689/13]

View answer

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 the particular query raised by the Deputy, as this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.