Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Questions (223, 225, 242)

Eamon Ryan

Question:

223. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Health if the recommended 24-hour limit on trolleys for patients 75 years of age and above is being adhered to; and if there is an internal HSE alert system that ensures patients do not exceed HIQA-recommended maximum durations on trolleys. [4827/18]

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Eamon Ryan

Question:

225. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Health the specific maximum durations on trolleys recommended for patients who are 75 years of age and over; and the way in which these are enforced. [4829/18]

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Billy Kelleher

Question:

242. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of patients over 75 years of age who have had to wait more than 24 hours in an accident and emergency department in 2017, by hospital, in tabular form. [4913/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 223, 225 and 242 together.

In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.