Cross-Border Health Services Provision

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<p id="para_4199" class="">241. <strong>Deputy Robert Troy</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> if a refund under the cross-Border directive will issue to a person (details supplied). [30105/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4200" class="">The management of the Cross Border Directive (CBD) is a matter for the Health Service Executive.</p>
<p id="para_4201" class=""> As the issue raised is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly.</p>
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Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

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<p id="para_4202" class="">242. <strong>Deputy Seamus Healy</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the position regarding the upgrading and development of a home (details supplied) with particular reference to ensuring a long-stay facility for Roscrea, County Tipperary and the surrounding area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30107/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4203" class="">As the Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of healthcare infrastructure projects, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly in relation to this matter.</p>
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Home Care Packages

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<p id="para_4204" class="">243. <strong>Deputy Martin Kenny</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> if a person (details supplied) was approved for homecare; when the person will receive same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30144/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4205" class="">As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.</p>
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Hospital Waiting Lists

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<p id="para_4206" class="">244. <strong>Deputy Niamh Smyth</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the reason a person (details supplied) has not yet received a date for surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30145/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4207" class="">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.</p>
<p id="para_4208" class=""> 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.</p>
<p id="para_4209" class=""> In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.</p>
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Hospital Appointments Status

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<p id="para_4210" class="">245. <strong>Deputy Martin Kenny</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30146/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4211" class="">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.</p>
<p id="para_4212" class=""> 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.</p>
<p id="para_4213" class=""> In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.</p>
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Labour Court Recommendations

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<p id="para_4214" class="">246. <strong>Deputy Stephen Donnelly</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> when the pay deal agreed with nurses and midwives in February 2019 will be put in place; the full cost of the pay deal for nurses and midwives in 2019 and 2020; and the nature of offsetting cost reduction measures such as changes to roster arrangements that are to be put in place to deal with the cost of the new pay deal. [30150/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4215" class="">A detailed implementation plan to give effect to this agreement is currently being finalised by the HSE. It will set out the actions to be taken by the HSE to implement the Enhanced Nurse/Midwife Contract. It will also set out key productivity measures that will be subject to independent verification.</p>
<p id="para_4216" class=""> The most recent estimate of costs for the implementation of the various elements of the Labour Court recommendation is €39m in 2019. An additional €5m for the continued implementation of the Framework on Safe Staffing and Skill mix will also be required.</p>
<p id="para_4217" class=""> In addition, the 2018 Public Service Pay Commission recommendations in respect of increases and extensions to certain nursing and midwifery allowances will cost an additional €13.7m in 2019. </p>
<p id="para_4218" class=""> Estimates for the 2020 costs are currently being assessed by the HSE and will be subject to the normal budgeting and planning process for the next financial year.</p>
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HSE Staff Data

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<p id="para_4219" class="">247. <strong>Deputy Tony McLoughlin</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the number of staff employed in a facility (details supplied) in County Mayo including whole-time and part-time equivalents; the breakdown of the staffing categories; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30151/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4220" class="">As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.</p>
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HSE Staff Data

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<p id="para_4221" class="">248. <strong>Deputy Tony McLoughlin</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the number of staff members currently absent due to sick leave in a facility (details supplied) in County Mayo; the length of time they have been absent; if they are still being paid by the HSE while on sick leave; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30152/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4222" class="">I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on this matter.</p>
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Hospital Waiting Lists

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<p id="para_4223" class="">249. <strong>Deputy Mary Butler</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> when a person (details supplied) will be called for an appointment with an orthopaedic consultant at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30160/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4224" class="">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.</p>
<p id="para_4225" class=""> 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.</p>
<p id="para_4226" class=""> In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.</p>
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Invalidity Pension Applications

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<p id="para_4227" class="">250. <strong>Deputy Niamh Smyth</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the status of an invalidity pension application review by a person (details supplied). [30161/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4228" class="">I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on this matter.</p>
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Services for People with Disabilities

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<p id="para_4229" class="">251. <strong>Deputy Jim O'Callaghan</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> if the decision by the HSE to move a person (details supplied) from their residential care home in Greystones, County Wicklow to Portarlington, County Laois can be reversed to facilitate family members to visit the person on a regular basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30162/19]</p>
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<p id="para_4230" class="">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.</p>
<p id="para_4231" class=""> 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.</p>
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