Hospital Staff Data

Question No. 701 answered with Question No. 697.

Questions (700)

Michael Colreavy

Question:

700. Deputy Michael Colreavy asked the Minister for Health if he will provide in tabular form a breakdown of all money spent on agency staff at Sligo Regional Hospital from 2007 to 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5447/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The detailed information sought by the Deputy in relation to health service staff is a matter for the HSE and, accordingly, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to him.

Question No. 701 answered with Question No. 697.

Hospital Waiting Lists

Questions (702, 703)

Michael Colreavy

Question:

702. Deputy Michael Colreavy asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a separate breakdown of inpatient and outpatient waiting times across all specialties at Sligo Regional Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5449/14]

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Michael Colreavy

Question:

703. Deputy Michael Colreavy asked the Minister for Health the number of elective procedures and surgeries cancelled at Sligo Regional Hospital from 2007 to 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5450/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 702 and 703 together.

In relation to the detailed information requested by the Deputy, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to him directly.

Information and Communications Technology

Questions (704)

John Deasy

Question:

704. Deputy John Deasy asked the Minister for Health the apps his Department or attached agencies have been involved in developing for smartphones and other multimedia devices in the past three years; the cost and the software developer employed in each case. [5461/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department has not developed any specific applications for smart phones and other multi media devices to date. All users of Departmental smart phones are provided with access to email, calendar and contacts. The responsibility for day to day operational matters, which would include IT developments, rests with the respective CEO - Registrar of the relevant agency.

Hospitals Funding

Questions (705, 706, 710)

Sandra McLellan

Question:

705. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health if he will provide separate breakdowns in tabular form of all moneys allocated to Mallow General Hospital, County Cork from 2007 to 2014. [5469/14]

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Sandra McLellan

Question:

706. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health the level of funding to Mallow General Hospital, County Cork in 2014; and the way it compares with funding for 2011, 2012 and 2013. [5470/14]

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Sandra McLellan

Question:

710. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a breakdown of all public money used by Mallow General Hospital, County Cork or his Department to treat patients in private hospitals. [5474/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 705, 706 and 710 together.

In relation to the detailed information requested by the Deputy, as these are service matters, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to her directly.

Hospital Staff Recruitment

Questions (707)

Sandra McLellan

Question:

707. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health the posts that remain vacant in Mallow General Hospital, County Cork; the length of time they been vacant; if the positions have been advertised; and when will they be filled. [5471/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy.

Hospital Staff Data

Questions (708)

Sandra McLellan

Question:

708. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health if he will provide in tabular form a breakdown of staff numbers employed in Mallow General Hospital, County Cork from 2007 to 2014. [5472/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The detailed information sought by the Deputy in relation to health service staff is a matter for the HSE and, accordingly, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy.

Hospital Staff Data

Question No. 710 answered with Question No. 705.

Questions (709)

Sandra McLellan

Question:

709. Deputy Sandra McLellan asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a full breakdown in tabular form of all money spent on agency staff at Mallow General Hospital, County Cork from 2007 to 2014. [5473/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The detailed information sought by the Deputy in relation to health service staff is a matter for the HSE and, accordingly, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy.

Question No. 710 answered with Question No. 705.

Health Services

Questions (711)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

711. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that transgender persons undergoing transition in the Munster area can receive treatment in the endocrinology unit in Cork; and his plans to expand availability of such treatments across the State. [5476/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy.

Medical Card Eligibility

Questions (712)

Ann Phelan

Question:

712. Deputy Ann Phelan asked the Minister for Health in view of general practitioners having full electronic visibility of the medical card panel of patients available to them and having the facility to allow temporary extension of eligibility for expiring cards where a sensitive renewal is appropriate, if he will outline what constitutes a sensitive renewal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5483/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

GPs have full electronic visibility of the medical card panel of patients available to them. They can identify clients that may not be expected to complete the standard renewal process, which requires a reasonable level of administrative competence, or clients without recourse to friends/family to assist with the standard renewal. GPs have the facility to electronically allow temporary extension of eligibility for expiring cards, where this sensitive renewal is appropriate.

Hospitals Policy

Questions (713)

Joe Carey

Question:

713. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the proposed co-location of the Regional Maternity Hospital, Limerick with the Mid-Western Regional Hospital at Dooradoyle; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5487/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service mater, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy.

Hospitals Funding

Questions (714, 715, 718)

Gerry Adams

Question:

714. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health if he will provide separate breakdowns in tabular form of all moneys allocated to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda from 2007 to 2014. [5488/14]

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Gerry Adams

Question:

715. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the level of funding to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda in 2014; and the way it compares with 2013 [5489/14]

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Gerry Adams

Question:

718. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a breakdown of all public money used by Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda or his Department to treat patients in private hospitals [5492/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 714, 715 and 718 together.

In relation to the detailed information requested by the Deputy, as these are service matters, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to him directly.

Hospital Staff Data

Questions (716)

Gerry Adams

Question:

716. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health if he will provide in tabular form a breakdown of staff numbers employed in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda from 2007 to 2014. [5490/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The detailed information sought by the Deputy in relation to health service staff is a matter for the HSE and, accordingly, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to him.

Hospital Staff Data

Question No. 718 answered with Question No. 714.

Questions (717)

Gerry Adams

Question:

717. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a full breakdown in tabular form of all money spent on agency staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda from 2007 to 2014. [5491/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The detailed information sought by the Deputy in relation to agency staff is a matter for the HSE and, accordingly, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to him.

Question No. 718 answered with Question No. 714.

Hospital Waiting Lists

Questions (719, 720)

Gerry Adams

Question:

719. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health if he will provide a separate breakdown of inpatient and outpatient waiting times across all specialities at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. [5493/14]

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Gerry Adams

Question:

720. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health if he will provide information on the number of elective procedures and surgeries cancelled at the Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda from 2008 to 2014. [5494/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 719 and 720 together.

In relation to the detailed information requested by the Deputy, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to him directly.

Audiology Services Provision

Questions (721)

Charles Flanagan

Question:

721. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons currently on the waiting list for audiology services in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5503/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE National Audiology Review Group (NARG) Report, published in April 2011, identified some inconsistencies and shortcomings in audiology services around the country, including unacceptable waiting times, and made recommendations to address these issues. An Audiology Clinical Care Programme has been put in place under the Clinical Strategy and Programmes Directorate and the implementation of the recommendations of the National Audiology Review Group are being progressed. The HSE has been asked to examine the specific query raised by the Deputy concerning services in Co. Laois and to reply to him as soon as possible.

Community Care

Questions (722)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

722. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health the number of whole time equivalents for community services; the number employed on temporary contracts, via agencies or through voluntary organisations contracted to deliver services on behalf of the Health Service Execitive in the areas of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, psychology, medical officers, for the years 2012 and 2013 for Counties Wexford, Wicklow, Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5505/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The detailed information sought by the Deputy in relation to health service staff is a matter for the HSE and, accordingly, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to him.