Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ceisteanna (255, 256, 257, 258)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

255. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the number of hip replacement operations that have been carried out in the past three to nine months on public patients at Letterkenny General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41287/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

256. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the number of hip replacement operations that have been carried out in the past three to nine months on private patients at Letterkenny General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41288/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

257. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the number of public patients currently waiting for joint replacements and the length of time waiting at Letterkenny General Hospital [41289/13]

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Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

258. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if he will provide information on the allocation of theatre time to carry out joint replacements on public patients at Letterkenny General Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41290/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 255 to 258, inclusive, together.

The National Waiting List Management Policy, A standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, January 2013, has been developed to ensure that all administrative, managerial and clinical staff follow an agreed national minimum standard for the management and administration of waiting lists for scheduled care. This policy, which has been adopted by the HSE, sets out the processes that hospitals are to implement to manage waiting lists.

In relation to the particular queries raised by the Deputy, I have asked the Health Service Executive to investigate the situation and respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.