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Tue, 4 Jul 2017

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Andrew Doyle

413. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health if he will expedite surgery for a person (details supplied); his plans to address a situation regarding the lack of beds in the intensive care unit at St. James's Hospital for cardiology patients; and his further plans to open up private hospitals to public patients to help address the waiting lists for cardiology surgery at the hospital [31301/17]

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Tue, 23 May 2017

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Andrew Doyle

469. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health his plans to deal with the long waiting lists for surgery for cardiology patients and the lack of beds within the cardiology units in hospitals; his further plans to open up private hospitals to public patients for urgent cardiology surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24246/17]

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Tue, 28 Mar 2017

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Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Andrew Doyle

341. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health his views on a matter regarding the refusal of the long-term illness scheme for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14959/17]

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Tue, 21 Mar 2017

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Orthodontic Services

Andrew Doyle

792. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health the status of orthodontic treatment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13086/17]

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017

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Medicinal Products Availability

Andrew Doyle

465. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health if a review will be carried out of phenyllcetonuria products on the long-term illness card that have been assessed and are waiting to be assessed; when the products currently waiting to be assessed will be assessed by the HSE; if consultations will take place with persons in need regarding the products available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8486/17]

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Tue, 21 Feb 2017

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Medicinal Products Availability

Andrew Doyle

478. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health the long-term illness card budget spend on PKU products year on year; the person or body responsible for maintaining the list of PKU products; the frequency with which they meet and the criteria used in the assessment of new products for inclusion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8598/17]

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Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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Medicinal Products Availability

Andrew Doyle

845. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 579 of 29 November 2016, the products which were added to the illness card for patients of PKU four years ago; his plans to include members of the PKUAI to the expert group; and if persons will be consulted by the HSE to find the most suitable products for persons with PKU; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41136/16]

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Tue, 29 Nov 2016

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Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Andrew Doyle

579. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that no products have been added to the long-term illness card for persons with PKU in approximately six years; if he will consider the introduction of new low-protein food products for patients of PKU; if so, when these products will be available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37467/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Planning Issues

Andrew Doyle

175. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to confirm that the National Transport Authority is to be considered the highest level land use and spatial planning body in the region, having regard to the fact that the new regional plan, regional spatial and economic strategy and all city and county development plans must now be consistent with the new transport strategy for the greater Dublin area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12201/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Planning Issues

Andrew Doyle

176. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if all current core strategies of the city and county councils in the greater Dublin area, which are drawn up to be consistent with the current national planning framework, the national spatial strategy and the regional plan for the area, regional planning guidelines for the greater Dublin area must now be amended where they do not comply with the new transport strategy for the greater Dublin area drawn up by the National Transport Authority and approved by his predecessor, in April 2016; to confirm that this would be the case even where the new transport strategy is not consistent with or supporting the delivery of the objectives of the national planning framework, the national spatial strategy, and the regional plan for the area, regional planning guidelines for the greater Dublin area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12202/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Planning Issues

Andrew Doyle

177. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government the body or agency that is ultimately responsible for spatial planning in Ireland and in the greater Dublin region (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12203/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Planning Issues

Andrew Doyle

178. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he is satisfied that the new transport strategy for the greater Dublin area has had sufficient regard to the regional plan for the greater Dublin area, that it underpins and supports all of the objectives for the greater Dublin area, particularly in the hinterland area outside of the Dublin metropolitan area; and to confirm that the strategy delivers the transport infrastructure required to allow Bray, Greystones, Wicklow town, Arklow, Newtownmountkennedy and Blessington in County Wicklow to grow significantly and fulfil their roles as growth centres as per the regional plan. [12204/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Transport Policy

Andrew Doyle

348. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he is satisfied that the new transport strategy for the greater Dublin area, approved by his predecessor in April 2016, has had sufficient regard to the current national planning framework the national spatial strategy, the regional plan for the area regional planning guidelines for the greater Dublin area and the relevant city and county development plans in the greater Dublin area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12140/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Transport Policy

Andrew Doyle

349. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to confirm that the National Transport Authority is to be considered the highest level land use and spatial planning body in the region, having regard to the fact that the new regional plan regional spatial and economic strategy and all city and county development plans must now be consistent with the new transport strategy for the greater Dublin area (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12141/16]

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Wed, 25 May 2016

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Transport Policy

Andrew Doyle

350. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to confirm that the National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland will deliver the required transportation infrastructure for new developments and new development areas in County Wicklow that are so designated for substantial new development by the regional plan and the Wicklow county development plan; to confirm that high-quality, frequent and fit-for-purpose mass transit services between County Wicklow growth centres and between County Wicklow and County Dublin, as well as local services within centres are to be delivered; and the infrastructure proposed, in particular with regard to the servicing of the most significant growth area in Fassaroe, Bray, County Wicklow. [12142/16]

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Tue, 24 May 2016

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School Placement

Andrew Doyle

195. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Education and Skills if sufficient school places are available to accommodate all the students who are to start junior infants in Greystones in September 2016; the number of children who do not have a place; and if he will provide an extra class if needed in one of the eight primary schools in the Greystones and Delgany area of County Wicklow. [11776/16]

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Wed, 18 May 2016

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Primary Care Centres Provision

Andrew Doyle

160. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health the plans of the Health Service Executive for the provision of a primary health centre in Greystones, in County Wicklow; the timescale for when this will be delivered; if it will be provided within the next five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10807/16]

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Wed, 18 May 2016

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Health Services Staff

Andrew Doyle

161. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health if he can confirm the sanctioning of two positions to support the implementation of the type 2 diabetes cycle of care initiative for a senior dietician and a senior podiatrist under the 2016 Health Service Executive service plan have been advertised and filled for County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10808/16]

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Wed, 18 May 2016

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Health Services Staff

Andrew Doyle

162. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health if there is a panel for positions of podiatrist and senior dietician for County Wicklow; if so, the number of persons on this panel; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10809/16]

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Wed, 18 May 2016

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Speech and Language Therapy

Andrew Doyle

163. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health if the north of Wicklow networks 1 and 2 have a full-time senior speech therapist to service adults with acquired communication and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome difficulties in network 1 and 2; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10810/16]

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