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Hospital Waiting Lists

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 18 May 2016

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Questions (146)

Thomas P. Broughan


146. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list to see a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Beaumont Hospital, in Dublin 9; the average waiting time; the steps he is taking to reduce the waiting time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10727/16]

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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, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.