Hospital Appointments Status

Questions (173)

John McGuinness

Question:

173. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if a knee operation will be arranged for a person (details supplied); and if a response will be expedited. [27316/19]

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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.

Home Help Service

Questions (174)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

174. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health if it is within the scope of the role of home carers provided through State funding to assist with household chores on behalf of the person they are caring for; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27324/19]

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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.

HSE Staff Remuneration

Questions Nos. 176 to 180, inclusive, answered with Question No. 136.

Questions (175)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

175. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the reason healthcare assistants have not received mileage from the HSE for May and to date in June 2019; the reason payment of mileage for these months is being pushed back to July 2019; and the steps being taken to ensure the prompt payment of mileage going forward. [27325/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Questions Nos. 176 to 180, inclusive, answered with Question No. 136.

Hospital Accommodation Provision

Questions (181)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

181. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated capital costs of providing 100 additional hospital beds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27331/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

There is no one capital cost for providing additional hospital beds. The capital cost is dependent on the nature of the additional hospital bed (e.g. Day Case, In-Patient, Intensive/Critical Care), the clinical speciality and where the additional beds will be provided (e.g. within an existing hospital, as an extension to an existing hospital or through the development of a new hospital).

Hospitals Expenditure

Questions (182, 202, 203)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

182. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the fully absorbed cost of running a hospital bed per day and per annum. [27332/19]

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Louise O'Reilly

Question:

202. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated savings if the full economic cost for the use of beds in public and voluntary hospitals for the purposes of private medical practice were paid for by private insurance operators. [27352/19]

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Louise O'Reilly

Question:

203. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated savings if all private patients in public hospitals were charged in full for services provided rather than being charged a maintenance or per diem charge. [27353/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 182, 202 and 203 together.

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

HSE Staff Training

Questions (183)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

183. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of providing staffing cover for HSE staff who engage in continuous professional development courses. [27333/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Maternity Leave

Questions (184)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

184. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of ensuring all maternity leave is covered across the HSE. [27334/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

HSE Staff Training

Questions (185)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

185. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of increasing the HSE contribution for approved clinical courses and examinations under the clinical course and examination refund scheme for NCHDs from €450 to €550. [27335/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

General Practitioner Training

Questions (186)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

186. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of increasing the annual general practitioner training intake to 250 for 2019. [27336/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this question relates to a service matter, I have arranged for it to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.

General Practitioner Training

Questions (187)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

187. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost for one doctor and ten doctors, respectively, on the general practitioner training scheme. [27337/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this question relates to a service matter, I have arranged for it to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.