Assisted Human Reproduction

Questions Nos. 151 and 152 answered with Question No. 147.

Ceisteanna (149, 150)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

149. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health when the proposed finalised legislation on assisted human reproduction will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18230/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

150. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health if the proposed legislation on assisted human reproduction will be passed by the end of 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18231/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 149 and 150 together.

The Government approved the drafting of a Bill on assisted human reproduction (AHR) and associated areas of research in October last year. The General Scheme is published on my Department’s website. In addition, the Joint Committee on Health is currently conducting a review of the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill 2017 as part of the pre-legislative scrutiny process, which began in January of this year.

The introduction of legislation in relation to AHR and associated research is a priority for me and officials in my Department are engaging with the Office of the Attorney General in relation to the process of drafting this Bill. However, it is not possible at this time to give a definitive timeline for the completion of the draft Bill and its subsequent passage through the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Questions Nos. 151 and 152 answered with Question No. 147.

Medicinal Products Data

Ceisteanna (153)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

153. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the cost of fertility medicines needed for fertility treatment covered under the high tech scheme administered by the HSE in each of the years 2011 to 2017 and to date in 2018; the number of persons assisted in each year in the same period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18234/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.

Primary Care Services Provision

Ceisteanna (154)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

154. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the reason the minor injury clinic was dropped from the list of facilities available at the new health centre in Kilmore West; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18245/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As the HSE has responsibility for the provision, along with the maintenance and operation of Primary Care Centres and other Primary Care facilities, the Executive has been asked to reply directly to the Deputy.

Disability Services Provision

Ceisteanna (155)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

155. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if emergency funding will be allocated to provide full residential care for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18255/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to an individual case, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Disability Services Provision

Ceisteanna (156)

Micheál Martin

Ceist:

156. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health the steps being taken to address the shortage of residential places in County Cork for persons with intellectual disabilities (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18256/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality of opportunity and improving the quality of life for people with disabilities.

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Hospital Waiting Lists

Ceisteanna (157)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Ceist:

157. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Health if a day procedure appointment will issue to a person (details supplied). [18257/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.

The National Waiting List Management Policy, a standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, January 2014, 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 query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.

Hospital Charges

Ceisteanna (158)

Darragh O'Brien

Ceist:

158. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Health the revenue raised in each of the years 2013 to 2017 from charges for private patients in public beds by public or voluntary hospital in tabular form. [18267/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

This matter has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.

Health Services Data

Ceisteanna (159)

John Brassil

Ceist:

159. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each CHO waiting for a podiatry appointment in primary care; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively. [18268/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.

Health Services Data

Ceisteanna (160)

John Brassil

Ceist:

160. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each CHO waiting for an ophthalmology appointment in primary care; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively. [18269/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.

Health Services Data

Ceisteanna (161)

John Brassil

Ceist:

161. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each CHO waiting for an audiology appointment in primary care; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively. [18270/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.

Health Services Data

Ceisteanna (162)

John Brassil

Ceist:

162. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each CHO waiting for a dietetics appointment in primary care; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively. [18271/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply.

Health Services Data

Ceisteanna (163)

John Brassil

Ceist:

163. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each CHO waiting for an oral health appointment in primary care; and the number waiting 0 to 12, 12 to 26, 26 to 52 and more than 52 weeks, respectively. [18272/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.

Hospital Appointments Status

Ceisteanna (164)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

164. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment with the neurology department, Temple Street Hospital, Dublin. [18273/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.

The National Waiting List Management Policy, a standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, January 2014, 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 query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.

Primary Care Centres Provision

Ceisteanna (165)

John Brady

Ceist:

165. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Health the status of plans to develop a primary care centre in Bray, County Wicklow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18278/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As the HSE has responsibility for the provision, along with the maintenance and operation of Primary Care Centres and other Primary Care facilities, the Executive has been asked to reply directly to the Deputy.

Primary Care Centres

Ceisteanna (166)

John Brady

Ceist:

166. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Health the services available at Carnew primary care centre; if additional services will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18279/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply.

Primary Care Centres Staff

Ceisteanna (167)

John Brady

Ceist:

167. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Health the number of general practitioners based in Carnew primary care centre; if none has been appointed, his plans to recruit general practitioners for the centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18280/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply.

Commencement of Legislation

Ceisteanna (168)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

168. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 917 of 17 April 2018, the details of the drafting issues that have caused the delays in respect of Parts 2 and 3 of this Act; the timeframe for the rectification of these issues and the commencement of the Act; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18293/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

A number of technical drafting issues have come to light in relation to Parts 2 & 3 of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015. The implications of these issues are being explored by officials in my Department and the Office of the Attorney General, and as these discussions are ongoing, I do not wish to pre-empt the outcome by citing specific details. I would be happy to arrange a briefing for the Deputy on the substantive issues in due course.

Clarification on whether primary legislation is required to resolve these issues is being sought. In the event that primary legislation is required I would seek to deal with it as a matter of urgency.