Proposed Legislation

Questions (167)

Noel Harrington

Question:

167. Deputy Noel Harrington asked the Minister for Health the timeline for when the health (transport supports) Bill will come before the House to provide for the restoration of the mobility grants to the disability sector to alleviate the hardship experienced by a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21609/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

In November 2013, the Government decided that the detailed preparatory work required for a new travel subsidy scheme and associated statutory provisions should be progressed by the Minister for Health. The Minister has included the Health (Transport Supports) Bill in the Government’s legislative programme. Work is ongoing at the present time on the policy proposals to be brought to Government.

Air Ambulance Service Provision

Questions (168, 169, 170)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

168. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of airlifts that have been made from County Donegal to hospital in Galway over the past three years; the number of those that were heart patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21610/14]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

169. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of heart patients that have been airlifted from County Donegal to Galway over the past three years that have fallen outside the 90 minute completion time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21611/14]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

170. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of heart patients that have been airlifted from County Donegal to Galway over the past three years that did not survive; of those, the number that were outside the 90 minute completion time for the transfer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21612/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 168 to 170, inclusive, together.

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

Medical Card Applications

Questions (171)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

171. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [21620/14]

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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.

Medical Card Administration

Questions (172)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

172. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the position regarding a request by a person (details supplied) in County Cork to have their medical card application file sent back to them from the Primary Care Reimbursement Service. [21621/14]

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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.

Medical Card Eligibility

Questions (173)

Áine Collins

Question:

173. Deputy Áine Collins asked the Minister for Health the reason a discretionary medical card was withdrawn in respect of a person (details supplied). [21624/14]

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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.

Medical Card Delays

Questions (174)

Tom Fleming

Question:

174. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Health if he will expedite a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21625/14]

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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.