Emergency Departments Waiting Times

Questions (728)

Stephen Donnelly

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728. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of patients aged 75 years of age or over who experienced an emergency department wait time of more than 24 hours during October 2019; the total number to date in 2019; and the hospitals in which the wait occurred. [45516/19]

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The hospital system is currently operating at close to full capacity. The number of patients attending Emergency Departments continues to increase year on year, with approximately 1.3 million attendances in 2018, up 3.5% on 2017.

For the first nine months of 2019, the number of patients over the age of 75 attending hospital EDs increased by 2.9% compared to the same period last year. This reflects increasing demand for unscheduled care, especially by patients in the 75 years and over age group.

However, the National Service Plan 2019 includes an expected activity target that 99% of patients aged 75 and over attending at an Emergency Department are discharged or admitted within 24 hours and any breach of this target in respect of patients in this age cohort is unacceptable.

With regard to the Deputy's specific question, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly with the requested information.

Home Help Service Data

Questions (729)

Stephen Donnelly

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729. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of home support hours being provided in each LHO area to the end of October 2019 or the latest date available; the way in which this compares to target in each LHO for the same time period; the number of persons on the waiting list for home support hours in each LHO area; and the number waiting zero to three, three to six, six to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form.. [45517/19]

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As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Ambulance Service Data

Questions (730)

Stephen Donnelly

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730. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of ambulance attendances at each emergency department nationwide in October 2019; the number of such ambulances that waited longer than 20 minutes to hand over patients, get their trolleys back and return to responding to calls; and the number that waited longer than 40, 60, 90, 120 and more than 180 minutes for same, respectively in tabular form. [45518/19]

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As this is a service issue, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply.

Hospital Waiting Lists Data

Questions (731)

Stephen Donnelly

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731. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of spinal fusion patients waiting less than four, four to eight and more than eight months, respectively, at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital for the end of October 2019 or the latest date available; and if he will provide the same information for other spinal patients [45519/19]

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In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.

Health Services Data

Questions (732)

Stephen Donnelly

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732. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a podiatry appointment in primary care at the end of October 2019 or the latest date available; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively, in tabular form. [45520/19]

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

Health Services Data

Questions (733)

Stephen Donnelly

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733. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for an ophthalmology appointment in primary care at the end of October 2019 or the latest date available; and the numbers waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively, in tabular form. [45521/19]

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

Health Services Data

Questions (734)

Stephen Donnelly

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734. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for an audiology appointment in primary care at the end of October 2019 or the latest date available; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively, in tabular form. [45522/19]

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

Health Services Data

Questions (735)

Stephen Donnelly

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735. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a dietetics appointment in primary care at the end of October 2019 or the latest date available; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively, in tabular form. [45523/19]

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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.

Health Services Data

Questions (736)

Stephen Donnelly

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736. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for an oral health in primary care at the end of October 2019 or the latest date available; and the number waiting zero to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively, in tabular form. [45524/19]

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

Hospital Waiting Lists Data

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Stephen Donnelly

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737. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a MRI scan in the RCSI hospital group for less than 3, 3 to 6, 6 to 9, 9 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively in tabular form [45525/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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738. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a CT scan in the RCSI hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45526/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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739. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a MRI scan in the Dublin Midlands hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45527/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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740. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a CT scan in the Dublin Midlands hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45528/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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741. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a bone scan in the Dublin Midlands hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45529/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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742. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an angiogram in the Dublin Midlands hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45530/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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743. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an electroencephalogram in the Dublin Midlands hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45531/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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744. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for cholangiopancreatography in the Dublin Midlands hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45532/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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745. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an ultrasound scan in the Dublin Midlands hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45533/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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746. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an MRI scan in the South/South West hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45534/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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747. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a CT scan in the South/South West hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45535/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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748. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a bone scan in the South/South West hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45536/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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749. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an angiogram in the South/South West hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45537/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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750. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an electroencephalogram in the South/South West hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45538/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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751. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for cholangiopancreatography in the South/South West hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45539/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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752. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an ultrasound scan in the South/South West hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45540/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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753. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an MRI scan in the Saolta University Health Care Group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45541/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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754. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a CT scan in the Saolta University Health Care Group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45542/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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755. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a bone scan in the Saolta University Health Care Group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45543/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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756. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an angiogram in the Saolta University Health Care Group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45544/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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757. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for electroencephalogram in the Saolta University Health Care Group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45545/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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758. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for cholangiopancreatography in the Saolta University Health Care Group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45546/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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759. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an ultrasound scan in the Saolta University Health Care Group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45547/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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760. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an MRI scan in the University Limerick hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45548/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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761. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a CT scan in the University Limerick hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45549/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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762. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a bone scan in the University Limerick hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45550/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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763. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an angiogram in the University Limerick hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45551/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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764. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for electroencephalogram in the University Limerick hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45552/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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765. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for cholangiopancreatography in the University Limerick hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45553/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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766. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an ultrasound scan in the University Limerick hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45554/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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767. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a bone scan in the RCSI hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45555/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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768. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an angiogram in the RCSI hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45556/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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769. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an electroencephalogram in the RCSI hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45557/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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770. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for cholangiopancreatography in the RCSI hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45558/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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771. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an ultrasound scan in the RCSI hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45559/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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772. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an MRI scan in the Ireland East hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45560/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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773. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a CT scan in the Ireland East hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45561/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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774. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for a bone scan in the Ireland East hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45562/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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775. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an angiogram in the Ireland East hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45563/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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776. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an electroencephalogram in the Ireland East hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45564/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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777. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for cholangiopancreatography in the Ireland East hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45565/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

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778. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting as of 31 October 2019 or the nearest available date for an ultrasound scan in the Ireland East hospital group for less than three, three to six, six to nine, nine to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [45566/19]

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I propose to take Questions Nos. 737 to 778, inclusive, together.

The HSE advise that a pilot project was commenced in 2016 by the HSE Acute Hospitals Division to progress the collection of national radiology waiting list data. The project has been supported by the Radiology Clinical Care Programme and has involved key stakeholders across the system including the National Integrated Medical Imaging System (NIMIS) Team, Hospital Groups, and the support of the National Treatment Purchase Fund for data collection and data management expertise.

The data requested by the Deputy is collected quarterly and will be provided by my Department to the Deputy, in the format requested, when the data for Quarter 3 2019 becomes available.