Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1236)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

1236. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the reason the HSE cannot request, collate and issue information in replies to parliamentary questions in cases in which health information is managed at local level. [32219/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE has standardised processes for gathering a range of health data which it collects and collates from local areas and provides this data information to Deputies who request it via Parliamentary Questions. However on occasion, Deputies may request information that is not routinely collected and collated nationally from local service areas or where there is not an agreed standard template to gather such information requests, it may not be feasible to collate such information. However, in cases where this may arise, the HSE offer to provide the information requested for the Deputy for their area.