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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Ministerial Appointments

Billy Kelleher

508. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the intake of the twenty two new members that were due to be introduced to the Nursing and Midwifery Board; if he intends to fill these posts, if he will outline the process that is being undertaken to fill them; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55386/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Ambulance Service Provision

Denis Naughten

509. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the timetable for the refurbishment of Loughglynn Ambulance Base, County Roscommon; the total capital cost of the project; if he will confirm that the base will be operated on a 24/7 basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55420/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Public Services Provision

Mary Lou McDonald

510. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 237 of 4 December 2012, if he will provide a list of all new services across his Department that have been tested for external service delivery since March 2011. [55433/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Patrick O'Donovan

511. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Health if a decision will be made as a matter of urgency in relation to the inclusion or otherwise of a condition (details supplied) under the long term illness scheme in the Health Service Executive West in view of the fact that the delay in this decision is causing undue financial hardship to a family [55498/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Mental Health Services Funding

Dan Neville

512. Deputy Dan Neville asked the Minister for Health the cost of each project that was completed from the allocation of €35 million for mental health services in budget 2012 to progress the implementation of the recommendations as outlined in a Vision for Change. [55503/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Primary Care Centres Provision

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

513. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health if he will provide an update on the proposed primary care centre at Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, including if the Health Service Executive has completed the local consultation and site assessment ; the target timeframes for completion and operation; if he will give details of the discussions and agreements with local general practitioners to date; site identification; services to be provided at site and any other matter considered relevant [55530/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Health Screening Programmes

Billy Kelleher

514. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if he will provide an update in the roll-out of the national retinopathy screening programme which was due to commence screening in the last quarter of 2012; if he will announce the results of the programme's tendering process; if he will indicate when patients may now expect to receive notice of screening appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55531/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Hospital Staff Issues

Patrick Nulty

515. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health if he will confirm that a replacement physiotherapist covering cystic fibrosis has been provided in a hospital (details supplied) in Dublin 1; if he will confirm that there has been no gap in physiotherapist services for children with cystic fibrosis attending the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55534/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Hospital Staff Issues

Patrick Nulty

516. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health if the dedicated dietician for cystic fibrosis patients will be provided in a hospital (details supplied) in Dublin 1; his views on whether such a service is important to cystic fibrosis patients in view of the fact that increased weight can result in better lung function for patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55536/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Medical Card Applications

Michael McCarthy

517. Deputy Michael McCarthy asked the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in renewing a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry;; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55539/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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General Medical Services Scheme Administration

Michael McCarthy

518. Deputy Michael McCarthy asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the further delay that has arisen in the primary care reimbursement service medical officer's department the reasons for same; the steps he will take to alleviate the problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55540/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Employment Rights Issues

Peadar Tóibín

519. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health when agency workers employed by the Health Service Executive in Navan, County Meath, will receive their full entitlement under the Agency Workers Directive; and when back payments will be made [55548/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Employment Rights Issues

Peadar Tóibín

520. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health if the Health Service Executive in Navan, County Meath, has fully implemented the Protection of Employee (Temporary Agency Work) Act; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55549/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Employment Rights Issues

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

521. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health if the Health Service Executive has fully implemented the Protection of Employee (Temporary Agency Work) Act; if he will provide a progress report on same based on Health Service Executive region, staff grade and work location; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55552/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Health Services Provision

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

522. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 656 of 13 November 2012, when a response will issue from the Health Service Executive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55557/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Medical Card Applications

Billy Kelleher

523. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in County Cork has been refused a medical card; if he will investigate the case with a view to an immediate reversal of the decision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55574/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Hospital Services

Micheál Martin

524. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if he has had any contact with the Board of Tallaght Hospital, Dublin 24, regarding the challenging budgetary situation at the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55595/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Medical Card Applications

Patrick Nulty

525. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health if a medical card will be granted in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 15; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55598/12]

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012

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Health Services Provision

Seán Ó Fearghaíl

526. Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of the proposals his Department has made with regard to meeting the administrative and operational costs to a facility (details supplied) in County Kildare; if prior to the development of this facility the Health Service Executive had a clear understanding and agreement with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government providing the capital funding; the local authority and or the facility provider in relation to ongoing operational costs; his view on whether the funding on offer is adequate to allow the facility to be open; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55603/12]

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Health Services Provision

Seán Fleming

527. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health when the findings of a report (details supplied) will be implemented; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [55604/12]

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