Home Care Packages

Questions (241)

Willie Penrose

Question:

241. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health the provisions regarding nutrition and hydration to be included in the statutory scheme for homecare to ensure that those in receipt of homecare packages receive good nutritional care,including screening for and management of nutritional deficits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40450/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Sláintecare Implementation Strategy commits to the introduction of the statutory scheme in 2021.  As part of this, work is on-going to determine the optimal approach to the development of the statutory scheme within the broader context of the Sláintecare reforms and in 2019 work is focusing on the design of the scheme, the options for regulation, and a review of existing services.

I am aware that eating well is of huge importance to your overall health and therefore must be part of the conversation about how we support people with care needs to live independently at home and in their communities.  

I expect to be in a position to provide further details around the general terms of the proposed scheme in January 2020.

National Children's Hospital Expenditure

Questions (242)

Barry Cowen

Question:

242. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health the cost of the children’s hospital; the estimated total cost of the project; when the project will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40465/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I advised Government in December 2018 that the final cost of the design, build and equipment programme for which the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board is responsible for is now at €1,433 million. There has been no change to this figure advised to Government.

The construction phase of the project is underway. The main hospital is scheduled to be completed by late 2022 and, following a period of commissioning, is expected to open to patients in 2023.

HSE Expenditure

Questions (243)

Barry Cowen

Question:

243. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health the costs incurred to date in 2019 by the HSE based on the accrual accounting method; the budget for the HSE to date in 2019 under the same method; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40467/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE’s latest income and expenditure position at 31 July 2019 shows an in-year revenue deficit of €226m which represents 2.5% of the available budget of €9,157.5m year to date, a significant improvement on the same period last year.  When the incoming first charge from 2018 is taken into account the year to date deficit increases to €281m.

The main drivers of the deficit are Acute Hospitals, Disability Services, Pensions, State Claims, PCRS and Overseas Treatments.

My Department is working with the HSE to gain further clarity on the projected year end position and working to mitigate any deficit in so far as is possible, in co-operation with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Departmental Budgets

Question No. 245 answered with Question No. 153.

Questions (244)

Barry Cowen

Question:

244. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health the value of the supplementary estimate that will be required in 2019 for health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40468/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department is engaging in ongoing dialogue with the HSE and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to the financial performance of the Executive year to date, including consideration of the implications for the projected outturn for the year. 

The level of supplementary funding to be provided is not yet finalised.  

Question No. 245 answered with Question No. 153.

Disabilities Assessments

Questions (246)

Brendan Smith

Question:

246. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health when the necessary resources and personnel will be provided to meet the requirements of assessment of needs in counties Cavan and Monaghan in view of undue delays in children having assessments and services provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40473/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.

Children in Care

Questions (247)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

247. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health the locations voluntary residential services are situated in the strategic plan for residential care services for children under state care. [40488/19]

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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.

Disability Services Data

Questions (248)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

248. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons with disabilities in receipt of home support hours by LHO area at the end of September 2019 or latest date available; the number on the waiting list for same by LHO area; the number waiting for periods (details supplied) in tabular form. [40491/19]

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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.

Disability Services Data

Questions (249)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

249. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons with disabilities in receipt of personal assistance hours by LHO area at the end of September 2019 or latest date available; the number on the waiting list for same by LHO area; the number waiting for periods (details supplied) in tabular form. [40492/19]

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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 (250)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

250. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of residential places for persons with a disability being provided at the end of September 2019 or latest date available by CHO in tabular form. [40493/19]

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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.

Services for People with Disabilities

Questions (251)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

251. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of new emergency places provided to persons with a disability at the end of September 2019 by LHO area in tabular form. [40494/19]

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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.

Disabilities Assessments

Questions (252, 254)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

252. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of children at the end of September 2019 or latest date available that were awaiting a first assessment from the HSE under the Disability Act 2005 by LHO area in tabular form. [40495/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

254. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy assessment waiting list by time periods (details supplied) for each local health area at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40497/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 252 and 254 together.

As the Deputy's questions refer to a service issue, they have been referred to the HSE for direct reply.

Physiotherapy Provision

Question No. 254 answered with Question No. 252.

Questions (253)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

253. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the physiotherapy waiting list by time periods (details supplied) by LHO area at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40496/19]

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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.

Question No. 254 answered with Question No. 252.

Speech and Language Therapy Waiting Lists

Questions (255, 256)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

255. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy initial treatment waiting list by time periods (details supplied) by LHO area at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40498/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

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256. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy further treatment waiting list by time periods (details supplied) by LHO area at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40499/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 255 and 256 together.

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

Occupational Therapy Waiting Lists

Questions (257, 258, 259, 260, 262, 264, 265, 266)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

257. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy first-time assessment waiting list by time periods and age category (details supplied) by LHO area at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40500/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

258. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list by time periods and age category (details supplied) by LHO area in CHO 1 at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40501/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

259. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list by time periods and age category (details supplied) by LHO area in CHO 2 at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40502/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

260. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list by time periods and age category (details supplied) by LHO area in CHO 3 at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40503/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

262. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list by time periods and age category (details supplied) by LHO area in CHO 5 at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40505/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

264. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list by time periods and age category (details supplied) by LHO area in CHO 7 at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40507/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

265. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list by time periods and age category (details supplied) by LHO area in CHO 8 at the end of September 2019 or latest date available in tabular form. [40508/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

266. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list by time periods and age category. [40509/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 257 to 260, inclusive, 262 and 264 to 266, inclusive together.

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