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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Neuro-Rehabilitation Services Provision

Róisín Shortall

416. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if he is satisfied with the current standard of care for individuals suffering from stroke, brain injury and other neurological conditions; the progress made to date in developing occupational therapy services and neuro-rehabilitation services for persons with neurological injuries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5313/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

417. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the steps being taken to reduce the two-year waiting list for cataract surgery from the general list at a hospital (details supplied) in Dublin 1; the further steps he will take to reduce this waiting time for this procedure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5315/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Dental Services Provision

Róisín Shortall

418. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the reason for his Department's decision in 2010 to require a referral letter from a dentist to access primary dental care at a hospital; if consultation was carried out on the impact on those seeking dental treatment; if he is satisfied that this arrangement is not impacting on dental health; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5318/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Róisín Shortall

419. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health if he will address the undersupply of oxygen cylinders to patients with lung fibrosis and ensure a sufficient supply of cylinders is allocated to each patient; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5319/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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HSE Staff

Róisín Shortall

420. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health to address the chronic shortage of nursing staff at St. Joseph's service for the intellectually disabled at Portrane, County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5320/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Long-Term Illness Scheme

Róisín Shortall

421. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the reason trigeminal neuralgia type 2 is not included under the long-term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5321/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Nursing Homes Support Scheme Eligibility

Róisín Shortall

422. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health when the Health Service Executive will approve a nursing home (details supplied) in Swords, County Dublin under the fair deal scheme. [5322/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Hospital Waiting Lists

Róisín Shortall

423. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the number of whole-time equivalent consultant posts attached to Beaumont Hospital's national centre for neurology; the current waiting time for emergency treatment; the number of patients on the elective surgery waiting list and the waiting times; his views on the adequacy of the current staff complement relative to best practice norms; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5323/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Schools Building Projects Status

Róisín Shortall

507. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills when construction work will begin on a school (details supplied) in Dublin 9; the timeframe for completion; the steps she will take to improve facilities while construction is ongoing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5308/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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School Placement

Róisín Shortall

508. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the primary school places demand projections that her Department is currently working to, in respect of Dublin 11 for each of the school years from 2016/2017; if she has determined the reason there for an apparent shortage of school places in Finglas east; and her plans to deal with the surge in demand for places at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 11 and to meet demand for school places in the general area. [5312/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Special Educational Needs Service Provision

Róisín Shortall

509. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills the commencement date and capacity for an autism unit for a school (details supplied) in Dublin 9. [5314/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Schools Property

Róisín Shortall

510. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Education and Skills if she is aware of the general issue regarding schools which are prone to flooding or break-ins and consequently face very high insurance bills; the assistance she is providing in this regard; and the way in which schools can meet these costs, especially in disadvantaged areas. [5317/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Waterways Issues

Róisín Shortall

549. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government given the results of the general election, whether he will amend the river basin management scheme currently before the European Commission in order to reflect the uncertainty regarding the future of water charges; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5306/16]

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016

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Local Authority Housing Eligibility

Róisín Shortall

550. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will clarify a situation whereby a person who is non-judicially separated from a partner can apply for local authority housing (details supplied). [5311/16]

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