Hospital Equipment

Questions (432)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

432. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health if the cryotherapy machine in University Hospital Galway is out of order; if so, the length of time it has been out of order; when it will be repaired; the number of persons waiting for appointments to use the machine; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23288/19]

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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 reply to the Deputy directly.

Autism Support Services

Questions (433)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

433. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been on the intervention waiting list for services with the Galway Roscommon autism spectrum disorder service for such a long period; the actions he is taking to reduce the waiting times; when the person will receive a date for an appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23289/19]

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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.

Autism Support Services

Questions (434)

David Cullinane

Question:

434. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health if the autism spectrum disorder waiting list for County Waterford is still in operation; if it is now a regional list; if the list has been outsourced to a private company by the HSE; if so, if the company is still undertaking assessments; if the ASD list in the county is now at a standstill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23293/19]

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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 Staff

Questions (435)

James Browne

Question:

435. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the appointment of key workers to mental health service users; the position regarding individual mental health service user care plans; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23304/19]

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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.

Hospital Appointments Administration

Questions (436)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Question:

436. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Health if the number of outpatient appointments provided and then cancelled in respect of a person (details supplied) will be investigated with a view to clarifying the position. [23307/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for reply to the Deputy.

Hospital Services

Questions (437)

Michael Harty

Question:

437. Deputy Michael Harty asked the Minister for Health the provision available for patients who cannot afford transport to hospital appointments, especially those with a disability who are travelling long distances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23314/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service issue, I have asked the HSE to reply to you directly.

Departmental Meetings

Questions (438)

Peter Burke

Question:

438. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health if his officials will consider meeting with an organisation (details supplied) as key stakeholders with regard to the new oral health policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23315/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Officials in my Department have been contacted by the organisation referred to by the Deputy and have been in contact with the organisation with a view to arranging a meeting next month.

Respite Care Services Provision

Questions (439)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

439. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if respite care will be provided for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23319/19]

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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.

Hospital Transfers

Questions (440)

James Browne

Question:

440. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if the case of a person (details supplied) waiting for a transfer to the National Rehabilitation Hospital after a five month wait in Beaumont Hospital will be considered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23328/19]

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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.

Health Services

Questions (441)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

441. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Health his views on the issue of services for patients with heart failure as set out by a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23350/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Hospital Appointments Delays

Questions (442)

Robert Troy

Question:

442. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has not been called back to have a hearing aid fitted following an examination in the primary care clinic in Athlone two years ago. [23353/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for reply to the Deputy.

Home Help Service Data

Questions (443)

Pat the Cope Gallagher

Question:

443. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Health the number of home help hours being used in County Donegal; the details of the time delay in approving home help packages from the application date to approval until the applicant is in actual receipt of the assistance in the applicant's home; the number of home help hours in County Donegal for each year from 2016 to date; the new additional hours made available in each of those years, as opposed to home help hours becoming available through natural change in circumstances; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23359/19]

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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.

Ambulance Service Provision

Questions (444)

Pat the Cope Gallagher

Question:

444. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Health the status of his plans to provide a second ambulance for south-west County Donegal; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that at present only one ambulance crew covers the area from Inver to Glencolmcille with a population of over 6,000 persons and an area covering 70 km east to west and 30 km north to south at the furthest points of the geographical area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23369/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service issue, I have asked the HSE to reply to you directly.

Mental Health Services Provision

Questions (445)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

445. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide alternative accommodation for an outpatients psychiatric unit at a location (details supplied) as an alternative to the current accommodation in the mental health services building at University Hospital Galway; the number of outpatients who will be attending this centre; the cost of the rent of the property; the length of the lease; his plans to ensure the safety of the public, particularly children, as a result of the move; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23372/19]

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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.

Care Services Provision

Questions (446, 447, 448)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

446. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if a meals on wheels service can be accommodated or facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23374/19]

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Bernard Durkan

Question:

447. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if short-term respite care can be facilitated in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23375/19]

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Bernard Durkan

Question:

448. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if an additional home care package can be provided in the evenings for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23378/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 446 to 448, inclusive, together.

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