HSE Correspondence

Questions (520)

Niall Collins

Question:

520. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health the reason this Deputy has not received a reply from the Health Service Executive PCRS to the correspondence (details supplied); if it is acceptable that no reply has to date issued; if he will instruct a reply to issue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24438/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I understand that the HSE issued a reply to the Deputy concerning the matter in question on 9th June.

Health Services Expenditure

Questions (521)

Robert Troy

Question:

521. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure there are no further cuts to services or payments in budget 2015 that will cause even further distress to the elderly. [24439/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The level of funding available for the health budget for 2015 has not yet been determined. Deliberations by the Government on the expenditure allocations for 2015 are likely to continue up until Budget time. As with previous Budgets, the difficult financial position facing the Exchequer will obviously require very careful management across all areas of expenditure.

Medical Card Eligibility

Questions (522)

James Bannon

Question:

522. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Health the reason for the refusal of a medical card-GP visit card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; if he will review this case; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24450/14]

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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 Applications

Questions (523)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

523. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the position regarding medical cards in respect of persons (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24476/14]

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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.

Question No. 524 answered with Question No. 460.

Medical Card Applications

Questions (525)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

525. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24479/14]

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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 Applications

Questions (526)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

526. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the position regarding a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24482/14]

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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.

Hospital Appointment Status

Questions (527)

James Bannon

Question:

527. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Health the position regarding a delayed appointment with an eye specialist in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24487/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I have asked the HSE to investigate this case and respond to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Medical Card Applications

Questions (528)

James Bannon

Question:

528. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Health if he will review an application for a medical card, general practitioner card on medical grounds for a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24488/14]

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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.

Question No. 529 answered with Question No. 460.

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Applications

Questions (530)

Robert Troy

Question:

530. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath will be granted the fair deal scheme. [24495/14]

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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.

Medical Card Eligibility

Questions (531)

James Bannon

Question:

531. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Health the position regarding entitlement to a medical card for a person (details supplied) in County Longford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24497/14]

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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.

Ministerial Correspondence

Questions (532)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

532. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 232 of 8 May 2014, the reason paper triaged was not referred to in the original reply in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24513/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I understand that the HSE wrote to the Deputy on 14th May in relation to this matter. I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy in relation to his further question.

Medical Card Eligibility

Questions (533, 534, 535)

Arthur Spring

Question:

533. Deputy Arthur Spring asked the Minister for Health the number of applicants who applied for a discretionary medical card since 2012 and who failed to qualify for the means tests by less than €100. [24516/14]

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Arthur Spring

Question:

534. Deputy Arthur Spring asked the Minister for Health the number of applicants who applied for a discretionary medical card since 2012 and who failed to qualify for the means tests by more than €100 and less than €300. [24517/14]

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Arthur Spring

Question:

535. Deputy Arthur Spring asked the Minister for Health the number of applicants who applied for a discretionary medical card since 2012 and who failed to qualify for the means tests by more that three hundred euros. [24518/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 533 to 535, inclusive, together.

The information sought by the Deputy is not readily available. However, I have asked the Health Service Executive to supply this information to me and I will forward it to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Medical Card Applications

Questions (536)

Finian McGrath

Question:

536. Deputy Finian McGrath asked the Minister for Health his views on correspondence (details supplied) regarding medical cards; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24525/14]

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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.

Health Services

Questions (537)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

537. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health his plans for a facility (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24528/14]

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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.