Emergency Departments Waiting Times

Questions (222)

Eamon Ryan

Question:

222. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Health if his Department or the HSE collects data regarding average and total hours spent by persons on trolleys in public hospitals rather than only the total number using trolleys at one time; and if such information is publicly available. [4826/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Emergency Departments Waiting Times

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.

Hospitals Data

Question No. 225 answered with Question No. 223.

Questions (224)

Eamon Ryan

Question:

224. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Health the number of hospitals operating at full operational protocol; and the length of time each has being doing so. [4828/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Question No. 225 answered with Question No. 223.

Nursing Staff Data

Questions (226, 227, 229, 230, 231, 232)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

226. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of agency nursing staff being utilised to staff existing vacancies in community healthcare organisation area 2, CHO2. [4833/18]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

227. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the services that have been curtailed in order to adjust downwards staffing levels to a safe service. [4834/18]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

229. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the policy that community healthcare organisation area 2, CHO2, is using regarding the recruitment of nursing staff; and if CHO2 is using a policy of one out, one in. [4836/18]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

230. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the reason community healthcare organisation area 2, CHO2, is choosing to ignore circular 10/2017. [4837/18]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

231. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of nurses who have been recruited, processed and appointed on a temporary and permanent basis in the community healthcare organisation area 2, CHO2, respectively. [4838/18]

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Lisa Chambers

Question:

232. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of agency nurses working in community health-care organisation area 2, CHO2, who have been converted to direct employment; and the costing associated with the employment of agency compared to directly employed staff. [4839/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 226, 227 and 229 to 232, inclusive, together.

I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly on this matter.

Nursing Staff

Questions Nos. 229 to 232, inclusive, answered with Question No. 226.

Questions (228)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

228. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health if HSE circular 10/2017 has been implemented; and the evidence of same. [4835/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly on this matter.

Questions Nos. 229 to 232, inclusive, answered with Question No. 226.