Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (358)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

358. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of children on paediatric rheumatology waiting lists; the number waiting more than three, six, nine, 12,15, 18 and 24 months, respectively, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20885/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As requested by the Deputy, the waiting lists for paediatric rheumatology at the end of April are provided in the tables,.

An additional €9 million has been allocated in the HSE 2018 National Service Plan for paediatric orthopaedics, including scoliosis services, to further reduce waiting times for paediatric orthopaedic services and support the development of a sustainable paediatric orthopaedic service. This funding is allocated across four hospitals, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Mater Misericordiae Hospital.

In addition, each hospital has submitted proposals in 2018 to the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) to support some insourced and outsourced activity to treat review and treat the longest waiting times. The NTPF is engaging with the HSE and individual hospitals on these proposals.

Paediatric Rheumatology Outpatients Waiting List-End April 2018

0-3 mths

3-6 mths

6-9 mths

9-12 mths

12-15 mths

15-18 mths

18-21 mths

21-24 mths

24-48 mths

48+

Grand Total

165

99

64

104

59

72

62

66

331

2

1024

Paediatric Rheumatology Inpatient/Daycase Waiting List-End April 2018

0-3 mths

3-6 mths

6-8 mths

8-12 mths

12-15 mths

15-18 mths

18-24 mths

Grand Total

32

21

13

30

17

6

1

120