Hospital Accommodation Provision

Ceisteanna (194)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

194. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the amount of funding required to reopen and fully staff the 20-bed short-stay ward of €1.8 million sought by the management of Letterkenny University Hospital allocated to date; and if the 20 beds in the ward will reopen as soon as possible.## [2021/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Increasing capacity is a priority for the Government in line with the recommendations of the Health Service Capacity Review. In this context, an additional 240 beds have been opened over the past 12 months and the HSE's National Service Plan provides for a comprehensive capacity programme for 2019. The main elements of the programme are:

- the opening of 78 new beds by the end of the first quarter of 2019;

- the opening of an additional 75 acute beds and 70 community beds during 2019, as part of the Winter Plan, including 5 beds in Letterkenny University Hospital;

- preparation of 202 beds this year, to be operational in the first quarter of 2020, including beds in Letterkenny Hospital.

Hospital Overcrowding

Ceisteanna (195)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

195. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of days in 2018 that Letterkenny University Hospital deployed the full capacity protocol. [2022/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The HSE National Escalation Framework, issued to the system in late 2015, consists of a tiered and incremental suite of actions to be adapted and implemented in hospitals with an ED during times when such hospitals are challenged in matching capacity and demand for acute inpatient care.

The full capacity protocol is the last escalation step in the HSE National Escalation Framework

In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.

Ambulance Service Funding

Ceisteanna (196)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

196. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if the funding required to provide a second 24-hour ambulance based in Buncrana, County Donegal and serving the Inishowen Peninsula will be provided by the HSE as requested by the naitonal ambulance service, NAS. [2023/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service issue, I have asked the HSE to reply to you directly.

Hospitals Data

Ceisteanna (197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

197. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital beds at Buncrana Community Hospital and nursing unit, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2024/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

198. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of nurses based at Buncrana Community Hospital and nursing unit, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018, in tabular form. [2025/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

199. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital beds at Carndonagh Community Hospital, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2026/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

200. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of nurses based at Carndonagh Community Hospital, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2027/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

201. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital beds at Ramelton Community Hospital and nursing unit, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2028/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

202. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of nurses based at Ramelton Community Hospital and nursing unit, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2029/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

203. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital beds at Lifford Community Hospital, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2030/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

204. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of nurses based at Lifford Community Hospital, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2031/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

205. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital beds at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, Stranorlar, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2032/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

206. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of nurses based at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2033/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

207. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital beds at Falcarragh Community Hospital, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2034/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

208. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of nurses based at Falcarragh Community Hospital, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2035/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

209. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital beds at Dungloe Community Hospital, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2036/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

210. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of nurses based at Dungloe Community Hospital, County Donegal in each of the years 2004 to 2018 and to date in 2019, in tabular form. [2037/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

211. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the temporary replacement beds available to Carndonagh Community Hospital, County Donegal in other hospitals in the county during the refurbishment works in the time ahead to ensure that there will no loss of beds and service to the local community. [2038/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 197 to 211, inclusive, together.

As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

TAMS Payments

Ceisteanna (212)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

212. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a supplementary TAMS payment will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1815/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The applicant in question made an application for mobile sheep handling equipment in the Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme of TAMS II. The payment claim had a penalty applied and the application of this penalty has been reviewed following a request from the applicant. A balancing payment due following the outcome of the review will issue to the applicant shortly.

Forestry Premium Payments

Ceisteanna (213)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

213. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a forestry grant premium will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1837/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

Payment to forest owners who applied for their 2019 forestry premium payment online through the Department’s online services portal were issued on 10/01/2019. I can confirm that annual premium payments to the person named for both ongoing contracts were included in this payment run.