Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (809, 810, 877, 878, 886)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

809. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health when and the way in which he and the Health Service Executive provide funding to clear the backlog of a waiting list for bariatric surgery in Loughlinstown weight management clinic and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22683/14]

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Mattie McGrath

Question:

810. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health when will he honour his commitment to ensure that the waiting list for bariatric surgery is reduced to one year and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22684/14]

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Clare Daly

Question:

877. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health when and the way he and the Health Service Executive will provide funding to clear the backlog of a waiting list for bariatric surgery in Loughlinstown weight management clinic. [22968/14]

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Clare Daly

Question:

878. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Health further to his commitment when will the waiting list for bariatric surgery be reduced to one year. [22969/14]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

886. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the Health Service Executive provides funding to clear a backlog in the waiting list for bariatric surgery in Loughlinstown weight management clinic; if he is on target to honour his commitment to ensure the waiting list for bariatric surgery is reduced to one year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23007/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 809, 810, 877, 878 and 886 together.

In relation to the detailed queries raised, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy.