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Tue, 29 Sep 2020

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National Children's Hospital

Dessie Ellis

912. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the length of the delay to the construction of the new children’s hospital due to Covid-19; the amount this delay and halting in construction added to the existing costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26958/20]

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Thu, 23 Jul 2020

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Public Parks

Dessie Ellis

118. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to ensure that facilities such as public toilets are open at public amenities such as parks and beaches in view of the fact that this is not the case at Dollymount Strand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17717/20]

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Tue, 21 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

606. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the procedures carried out with respect to Covid-19 for travellers arriving at points of entry here, in particular for passengers that have arrived from the United States of America; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16482/20]

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Tue, 23 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

471. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if additional HSE staff will be seconded to nursing homes (details supplied) to help with delivering care during the Covid-19 crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12171/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

456. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her plans for reopening open air markets such as those held in Fairyhouse, Ratoath, County Dublin, and Liberty Market, Dublin 8; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11459/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Health Services

Dessie Ellis

502. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the reason for the continued placement of a person (details supplied) discharged after eight months from James Connolly Memorial Hospital to St. Margaret’s nursing home, in which the person has been resident for the past ten weeks, as opposed to the person returning home according to the person's wishes and the wishes of the person's family; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10681/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Substance Misuse

Dessie Ellis

688. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the options available which will be explored for the banning of the use or sale of nitrous oxide capsules, also known as hippie crack (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11455/20]

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Tue, 16 Jun 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

689. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the measures that will be put in place to deal with the increasing number of deaths by suicide and the increase in those presenting with suicidal ideation resulting from measures implemented to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11456/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Revenue Commissioners Staff

Dessie Ellis

59. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Finance if the number of staff dealing with customers experiencing difficulties contacting the Revenue Commissioners regarding tax queries will be increased; if the tax office is taking telephone queries at this time; the measures that can be put in place to improve the response time for queries submitted online through the Revenue website; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7375/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Mental Health Services

Dessie Ellis

612. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of the availability of psychiatric services at James Connolly Memorial Hospital, Blanchardstown for those that present at the hospital with mental health issues; his views on whether it is acceptable that on 19 May 2020 up to seven persons that presented to the hospital with mental health issues had to wait up to 24 hours before they were assessed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8072/20]

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Wed, 27 May 2020

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Addiction Treatment Services

Dessie Ellis

613. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health when the HSE addiction tier 4 residential service (details supplied) will be reopened; if the asymptomatic persons presently accommodated in the facility would be better accommodated in other facilities that are available to house same in order that this facility be reopened as soon as possible to help reduce the risk of deaths from substance misuse and underlying mental health issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8073/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Covid-19 Pandemic

Dessie Ellis

637. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation her views on whether boutique gyms, micro gyms and those that offer personal training and small group personal training would be more suited to inclusion in phase 3 of the Covid-19 re-opening phases which allows for indoor sporting activities in which social distancing is adhered to behind closed doors rather than in phase 5 (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6801/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Disabilities Assessments

Dessie Ellis

668. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the last occasion a service has seen or assessed a person (details supplied) who was originally assessed when the person was four or five years of age; the status of the services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5618/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Hospital Services

Dessie Ellis

800. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the bed and staff capacity of the Silverbirch Unit in Blanchardstown Hospital; if this unit is currently in use; if not, the locations where the staff are currently employed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6863/20]

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Wed, 20 May 2020

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Covid-19 Tests

Dessie Ellis

801. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of testing, retesting and tracing of all staff and residents in nursing homes and residential units to allow the eventual opening of these facilities to visitors; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6864/20]

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Wed, 13 May 2020

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Dessie Ellis

697. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health if medicinal cannabis can be provided here without the necessity of patients having to travel abroad to acquire the product; if so, the location it can be sourced; the requirements for acquiring same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4863/20]

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Wed, 13 May 2020

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Cannabis for Medicinal Use

Dessie Ellis

699. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the mechanism and criteria to reimburse families that have had to travel abroad to obtain medicinal cannabis; the length of time it takes for families to be reimbursed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4867/20]

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Wed, 13 May 2020

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Hospital Appointments Status

Dessie Ellis

700. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of a procedure for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4871/20]

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Tue, 19 Nov 2019

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Hospital Appointments Status

Dessie Ellis

368. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a hip operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47291/19]

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Tue, 15 Oct 2019

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Domiciliary Care Allowance Appeals

Dessie Ellis

605. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an appeal by a person (details supplied) for the domiciliary care allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41993/19]

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