Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Questions (569, 570, 571, 572, 573)

David Cullinane

Question:

569. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health his plans to deliver a second permanent cath lab at University Hospital Waterford, UHW; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30371/18]

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David Cullinane

Question:

570. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health his plans to deliver 24-hour seven-day week primary percutaneous coronary intervention, PPCI, at UHW; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30372/18]

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David Cullinane

Question:

571. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the reason UHW is the only centre that provides PPCI on a limited nine to five, Monday to Friday basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30373/18]

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David Cullinane

Question:

572. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health if a proposal from a person (details supplied) to cease all PPCI at UHW will be rejected; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30374/18]

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David Cullinane

Question:

573. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the cost of providing a permanent second cath lab at UHW; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30375/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 569 to 573, inclusive, together.

As the Deputy knows, following the publication of the Herity Report, I asked my Department to undertake a National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services.

The aim of this Review is to achieve optimal patient outcomes at population level with particular emphasis on the safety, quality and sustainability of the services that patients receive by establishing the need for an optimal configuration of a national adult cardiac service.

As set out in the National Development Plan 2018-2027, investment in cardiac catheterisation laboratories and other cardiac services infrastructure nationally will be informed by the outcome of the National Review, which is expected to be complete by June 2019.

The Deputy will also be aware that I have asked the Department to proceed without delay to engage with the HSE on the next steps in providing a modular cardiac cath lab at UHW.

Questions Nos. 574 to 578, inclusive, answered with Question No. 558.