Departmental Offices

Questions (205)

John Lahart

Question:

205. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the availability of bike parking spaces and lockers in all buildings used by his Department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28698/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Department of Health's offices at Miesian Plaza, Lower Baggot Street, provides indoor accommodation for 146 bicycles and 166 staff lockers. These facilities are shared with three other Government Departments. Additional outdoor bicycle accommodation is provided to the front of the building for a further 34 bicycles.

Ministerial Transport

Questions (206)

John Lahart

Question:

206. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the model of the car or cars used by him in the performance of his official duties; and if it is a diesel, petrol or electric engine. [28714/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Minister's personal car which is used in the performance of his official duties is an Audi A6 Diesel.

Hospital Appointments Status

Questions (207)

Niall Collins

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207. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28720/19]

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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.

HSE Funding

Questions (208)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

208. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the budget allocated to a service (details supplied) in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28721/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter I have referred the Deputy's question to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to him.

Ambulance Service Provision

Questions (209)

Brian Stanley

Question:

209. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Health the progress made regarding the competitive dialogue and establishment of a framework agreement for the provision of private ambulance services for the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28724/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy.

Respite Care Services Data

Questions (210, 211, 212)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

210. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of respite hours provided for adults with an intellectual disability in County Wicklow in each of the years 2008 to 2018, in tabular form. [28725/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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211. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of respite hours provided for children with an intellectual disability in County Wicklow in each of the years from 2008 to 2018, in tabular form. [28726/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Question:

212. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of respite hours provided for adolescents with an intellectual disability in County Wicklow in each of the years 2008 to 2018, in tabular form. [28727/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 210 to 212, inclusive, together.

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. 

The Programme for Partnership Government states that the Government wishes to provide more accessible respite care to facilitate full support for people with a disability.

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

Services for People with Disabilities

Questions (213)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

213. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for residential care for adults with an intellectual disability in County Wicklow in each of the years 2008 to 2018, in tabular form. [28728/19]

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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 a service issue, 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 (214)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

214. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of adults with intellectual disabilities in residential care in County Wicklow. [28729/19]

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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 a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Hospital Staff Data

Questions (215)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

215. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the number of HSE staff dismissed due to cases of medical negligence, either clinical or general, in each hospital group in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28730/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Medical Negligence Cases

Questions (216)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

216. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the number of cases of medical negligence brought by speciality in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28731/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The State Claims Agency (SCA) has a statutory remit to manage personal injury claims, including claims in respect of clinical negligence, on behalf of Delegated State Authorities (DSA’s) including the Health Service Executive.

I have been informed by the State Claims Agency that the information in the following report has been extracted from the National Incident Management System.

Medical Negligence Cases

Hospital Consultant Contracts

Questions (217)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

217. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the number of medical consultants whose contracts include service development hours; the specialities in which they work; the system in place to monitor the way in which consultants fulfil their service development hours; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28732/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Hospital Consultant Contracts

Questions (218)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

218. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the number of service development hours consultants spent in public hospitals in each hospital group in each of the years 2014 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of service development hours consultants have spent conducting private clinics in public hospitals in each hospital group in the same period, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28733/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Dental Services Data

Questions (219)

Anne Rabbitte

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219. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the ages of children waiting for a dental appointment in CHO 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28734/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Health Services Data

Questions (220)

Anne Rabbitte

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220. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the ages of children waiting for an eye test in CHO2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28735/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Audiology Services Data

Questions (221)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

221. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the ages of children waiting for a hearing test in primary care in CHO 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28736/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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

Speech and Language Therapy Waiting Lists

Questions (222)

Anne Rabbitte

Question:

222. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the ages of children waiting for a speech and language assessment in primary care in CHO2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28737/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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