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Wed, 17 Apr 2019

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Medicinal Products Reimbursement

John McGuinness

180. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the progress on the approval process for the drug nusinersen, that is, Spinraza; if the case of a person (details supplied) will be examined; the type of care and medication that his Department and or the HSE will fund in this case; if he will meet the parents of the person; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17963/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Special Educational Needs Data

John McGuinness

159. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of persons on the autism spectrum waiting for a school placement at an autism spectrum disorder unit in Kilkenny city and county; the number of schools that have an ASD unit; the number of places in each unit; and the number of available spaces in each unit. [17200/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Special Educational Needs Data

John McGuinness

163. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills if a school placement will be arranged at an ASD unit in Kilkenny city, possibly at the Kilkenny VEC, for a person (details supplied); if confirmation of the placement will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17217/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

John McGuinness

164. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills the status of plans to provide an ASD unit at a school (details supplied); the number on the list to be accommodated; the number of places to be provided; the level of funding required; the timeframe for a decision on the project and the funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17226/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme Applications

John McGuinness

270. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if the fair deal scheme will be approved in the case of persons (details supplied); if consideration of their case will be expedited in view of the fact that the family cannot provide the level of care needed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17218/19]

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Tue, 16 Apr 2019

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Hospital Equipment

John McGuinness

274. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the date on which an application was made for funding for an MRI scanner for St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny. [17227/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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Work Permits Eligibility

John McGuinness

101. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation if she will consider changes to the work permit system to allow healthcare assistants and other categories of healthcare professionals to be recruited abroad and to be treated more favourably by the work permit rules in view of the shortage of qualified personnel here as highlighted by the nursing home operators; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17085/19]

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Thu, 11 Apr 2019

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Hospital Equipment

John McGuinness

136. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the status of an application for the provision of a MRI scanner for St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny; if the funding will be provided in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17087/19]

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019

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School Transport

John McGuinness

90. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills if the audited accounts for the school transport system have been published for each year from 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16861/19]

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Wed, 10 Apr 2019

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Palliative Care Services Provision

John McGuinness

128. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if a palliative care bed will be made available at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Carlow for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16860/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Home Tuition Scheme Funding

John McGuinness

163. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Education and Skills if home education will be funded in the case of a person (details supplied); and the process by which funding can be obtained. [14927/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service Data

John McGuinness

207. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his views on an article in a publication (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14922/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Health Services Staff

John McGuinness

278. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if he has examined the Health Sector National Staff Survey 2016 and National Ambulance Services Report January 2017 carried out by a company (details supplied); if so, if his attention has been drawn to the fact that 31% of respondents claimed discrimination in relation to their trade union activity; and the action taken to rectify this situation. [14913/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Health Services Staff

John McGuinness

279. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that 48% of respondents claimed to have experienced bullying and or harassment in the service within the previous two years of the Health Sector National Staff Survey 2016 and National Ambulance Services Report January 2017 being carried out; and the action he has taken to date to rectify the situation. [14914/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Health Services Staff

John McGuinness

280. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that 68% of respondents claimed to have witnessed bullying and or harassment in the service within the previous two years of the Health Sector National Staff Survey 2016 and National Ambulance Services Report January 2017 being carried out; and the action he has taken to date to rectify the situation. [14915/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Health Services Staff

John McGuinness

281. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health his views on whether there may be a culture of bullying and-or harassment within the National Ambulance Service. [14916/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Health Services Staff

John McGuinness

282. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health his views on the fact that only 4% of staff have confidence in senior management within the National Ambulance Service. [14918/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Health Services Staff

John McGuinness

283. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the action he plans to take in relation to the fact that only 5% of staff agree that communication between senior management and staff is effective in the National Ambulance Service. [14919/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Health Services Staff

John McGuinness

284. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the actions taken by the National Ambulance Service in relation to the finding in the national staff survey that only 3% of staff agree that senior managers act on staff feedback. [14920/19]

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Tue, 2 Apr 2019

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Health Services Staff

John McGuinness

285. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the contents of the 2018 survey carried out by a company (details supplied) in relation to the National Ambulance Service has yet to be released to all staff; and if his attention has been further drawn to its content. [14921/19]

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