Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Ceisteanna (353, 355, 356, 357, 358)

Joe Costello

Ceist:

353. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Health the number of occurrences in which foreign bodies were left in a patient's body following surgery in Our Lady’s Children's Hospital in Crumlin, County Dublin in 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2112/16]

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Joe Costello

Ceist:

355. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Health the number of times a guide wire was left in a patient's body following surgery between 2010 and 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2114/16]

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Joe Costello

Ceist:

356. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Health the steps Our Lady’s Children's Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin 12 took to address occurrences in which foreign bodies were left in a patient's body following surgery in the hospital in 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2115/16]

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Joe Costello

Ceist:

357. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Health the reason for the delay in producing a report indicating why a guide wire was left in a patient's body in Our Lady’s Children's Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin, in 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2116/16]

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Joe Costello

Ceist:

358. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Health his views on the fact that a guide was left in a patient's body following surgery in 2015; why this occurred given that a similar event was reported in 2014; why procedures were not in place to ensure this did not recur; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2117/16]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 353 and 355 to 358, inclusive, together.

In relation to your queries in these matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.