Disability Services Funding

Questions (282)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

282. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the funding due from the HSE to a service (details supplied); when outstanding funding will issue; if no services will be impacted as a result of the delays in payment by the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51533/18]

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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.

Primary Care Centres Provision

Questions (283)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

283. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if Leixlip, County Kildare is designated as a location for a primary health centre; if not, the reason therefore; if so, the progress that has been made locating a suitable site; the timeframe for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51536/18]

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As the HSE has responsibility for the provision, along with the maintenance and operation of Primary Care Centres and other Primary Care facilities, the Executive has been asked to reply directly to the Deputy.

Medical Negligence Claims

Questions (284)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

284. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the assistance that can be offered to a person (details supplied) who is seeking compensation for medical negligence as a result of being fitted with a faulty hip implant in 2007; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51545/18]

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An alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process was put in place by the Courts in late 2015. This means that any person seeking compensation on foot of being fitted with the recalled DePuy ASR hip resurfacing device or DePuy ASR XL total hip replacement implants must now pursue their case through this process in the first instance. Details of how to access this process are available at hipadr.ie. I have been informed by the State Claims Agency that if a settlement is not agreed through this process, the claimant can then pursue their claim through the courts. A solicitor is not required to apply to the ADR scheme.

Respite Care Services

Questions (285)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

285. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Health the rules and entitlements for a person who qualifies for respite care in a nursing home. [51562/18]

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

Speech and Language Therapy Waiting Lists

Questions (286)

Joan Burton

Question:

286. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Health the length of time children are waiting for services in terms of speech and occupational therapy after assessment for a developmental language disorder at national level; the comparable length of time for the Dublin 15 area; and the number of children on such a waiting list nationally and in the Dublin 15 area, respectively. [51566/18]

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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.

Hospital Waiting Lists

Questions (287)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

287. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51568/18]

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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, since 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.

Hospital Waiting Lists

Questions (288)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

288. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51574/18]

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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, since 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.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

Questions (289)

James Browne

Question:

289. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of child and adolescent mental health service, CAMHS, referrals received by CAMHS to date in 2018; and the number of referrals seen by CAMHS over the same period by CHO area in tabular form. [51578/18]

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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.

Mental Health Services

Questions (290)

James Browne

Question:

290. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the recruitment and development of three multidisciplinary attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, clinics. [51579/18]

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

Eating Disorders

Questions (291)

James Browne

Question:

291. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the mental health national clinical programme developing integrated care pathways for eating disorders. [51580/18]

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

Eating Disorders

Questions (292)

James Browne

Question:

292. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the development of eating disorder specialist community teams. [51581/18]

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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.

Health Services

Questions (293)

James Browne

Question:

293. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way in which jigsaw, youth mental health and other early intervention services specific to those aged 18 to 25 years of age identified as requiring particular community based responses have been enhanced to date in 2018. [51582/18]

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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.

Mental Health Services

Questions (294)

James Browne

Question:

294. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way in which access by older adolescents to specialist mental health services and for those requiring acute admission to their continued appropriate placement and care in child and adolescent specific settings has been enhanced to date in 2018. [51583/18]

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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.

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (295)

James Browne

Question:

295. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way in which out-of-hours responses for general adult mental health services have been expanded to date in 2018 by moving to the 7/7 model; and the number of new staff appointed in each CHO area in tabular form. [51584/18]

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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.

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (296)

James Browne

Question:

296. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way in which mental health services for deaf and mentally ill persons have been enhanced to date in 2018. [51585/18]

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

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (297)

James Browne

Question:

297. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way in which capacity in the National Forensic Mental Health Service for those admitted under section 21(2) of the Mental Health Act 2001 has been increased to date in 2018; the way in which prison in-reach services have been improved; and the number of new and additional staff appointed. [51586/18]

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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.

Disability Services Data

Questions (298)

James Browne

Question:

298. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the development of adult and child mental health intellectual disability teams in 2018; and the number of additional new staff appointments. [51587/18]

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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.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff

Questions (299)

James Browne

Question:

299. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of additional staff appointed to the child and adolescent mental health service, CAMHS, in each CHO area to date in 2018; and the net increase in staff numbers resulting from such recruitment in each CHO area to date in 2018, in tabular form. [51588/18]

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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.

Mental Health Services Staff

Questions (300)

James Browne

Question:

300. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the number of mental health whole-time equivalents required to be recruited for the full implementation of A Vision for Change in view of demographic changes; and the teams and specialties in which the additional staff are required by CHO area in tabular form. [51589/18]

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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.