Hospital Appointments Status

Questions (443)

Eugene Murphy

Question:

443. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied) at University Hospital Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9590/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.

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 HSE, 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 the Deputy directly.

Health Services Staff

Questions (444, 452)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

444. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to situations whereby front-line health workers trying to access the shorter working year scheme are being declined (details supplied); the number of front-line workers that have successfully availed of the scheme in the past five years in its current and former form, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9591/18]

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Catherine Murphy

Question:

452. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the situation whereby persons working in front-line health care trying to access the shorter working year scheme are being declined (details supplied); the number of front-line staff that have successfully availed of the scheme in the past five years. [9646/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 444 and 452 together.

I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly on these matters.

Commencement of Legislation

Questions (445)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

445. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health when all sections of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 will be commenced; the timeframe for full commencement; if there are barriers impinging on the rights of same-sex married persons and their children prior to commencement of all sections; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9599/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Officials in my Department are undertaking the work necessary to facilitate the commencement of Parts 2 & 3 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015. A small number of technical and legal issues have arisen which require clarification, and it is important that these are resolved before Parts 2 & 3 of the Act are commenced. I hope to be in a position to lay the Regulations before the Houses of the Oireachtas as early as possible in 2018.

Services for People with Disabilities

Questions (446)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

446. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the number of staff required to clear the early intervention backlog in CHO area 9; the estimated cost to employ these staff; the meetings he has had with HSE regarding this matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9602/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Mental Health Services

Questions (447)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

447. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the number of CAMHS hours available for CHO area 9 in each of the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9603/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Services for People with Disabilities

Questions (448)

John McGuinness

Question:

448. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if the level of care being provided to a person (details supplied) will be reviewed to ensure that an appropriate level of activities are included in their care package on a daily basis; the residential and care service options being explored by the HSE; the progress being made; if the HSE plans to purchase this house in view of the fact that the landlord has indicated their intention to sell the property; the reason this person has only recently been diagnosed with autism; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9611/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Hospital Charges

Questions (449)

Martin Ferris

Question:

449. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) who presented at accident and emergency and paid the fee and left without being treated is entitled to be reimbursed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9612/18]

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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.

Hospital Appointments Status

Questions (450)

John Brassil

Question:

450. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9615/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.

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 HSE, 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 the Deputy directly.

Health Services

Question No. 452 answered with Question No. 444.

Questions (451)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

451. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Health if the case of a person (details supplied) will be reviewed. [9640/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Question No. 452 answered with Question No. 444.

Services for People with Disabilities

Questions (453)

Michael McGrath

Question:

453. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Cork will undergo an assessment of need; if this assessment of need will involve an assessment for ASD; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9668/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Services for People with Disabilities

Questions (454)

Michael McGrath

Question:

454. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health if the assessment of need process under the Disability Act 2005 continues to include an assessment for ASD; if there has been a change in policy in this area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9669/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Services for People with Disabilities

Questions (455)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Question:

455. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 167 of 27 September 2017, the progress made in reducing the length of time families are waiting for children to be assessed for autism spectrum disorder, ASD; and if specific services will be made available to a person (details supplied). [9721/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.