Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Questions (795)

Charles Flanagan

Question:

795. Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Laois may expect to have their heart bypass operation at St. James's Hospital in Dublin 8; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18962/14]

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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 the particular query raised by the Deputy, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to him on this matter.