Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Questions (493)

John McGuinness

Question:

493. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if an early date for an urgent operation will be arranged at St. James Hospital, Dublin, in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; and if he will expedite the matter. [24303/14]

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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 2014, 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 the Deputy on this matter.