Hospital Appointments Status

Questions (216)

Ciaran Lynch

Question:

216. Deputy Ciarán Lynch asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Cork referred to Cork University Hospital will be given an appointment for a procedure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15482/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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, which has been adopted by the Health Service Executive, 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 HSE to respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.

Hospital Services

Questions (217)

Pat Deering

Question:

217. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Health the plans he will put in place, and when, to care for a young Irish person (details supplied) who was injured in an accident in the US and is currently hospitalised in Hamburg, Germany. [15485/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Deputy has highlighted the Taoiseach wrote to the family of this young man on the 7th March last. The Taoiseach asked that the Department of Health follow up directly with the family. My Department wrote to the parents yesterday.

I understand that the young man is currently receiving care and treatment in Germany and that the need for further appropriate rehabilitation at the National Rehabilitation Hospital will be examined once he has completed this treatment. He remains on the hospital's waiting list.

Ambulance Service Provision

Questions (218)

Jack Wall

Question:

218. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Health if he will have a case (details supplied) investigated regarding the ambulance service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15494/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I understand that the Health Service Executive has now provided the Deputy with a report on this matter.

Medical Card Delays

Questions (219)

Seán Ó Fearghaíl

Question:

219. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Health if he will expedite a full medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [15498/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.

The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has issued to Oireachtas members.

Home Help Service Provision

Questions (220)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

220. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in providing persons (details supplied) in Dublin 12 with home help care; and when they may expect the home help care to commence. [15503/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.

Hospital Appointments Status

Questions (221)

Finian McGrath

Question:

221. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Health the position regarding surgery in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15511/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

In relation to the Deputy's further question in this matter, I have again asked the Health Service Executive to respond to him directly.