Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (516, 517)

Denis Naughten

Question:

516. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the initiatives being undertaken at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Tullamore to reduce ENT outpatient waiting times; the current waiting time for an outpatient appointment at the hospital; if a reduction in waiting times has taken place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44557/19]

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Denis Naughten

Question:

517. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the number of patients awaiting outpatient ENT appointments in each Saolta group hospital; the length of time those patients have been waiting; the initiatives being undertaken to reduce waiting times; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44558/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 516 and 517 together.

The information requested by the Deputy is currently being collated by officials in my Department and will be provided to the Deputy directly as soon as it becomes available.