Hospital Waiting Lists Data

Ceisteanna (154)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

154. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of public patients that have been removed from outpatient lists in 2018 as a result of a validation exercise and not as a result of having an appointment with a consultant for each public and voluntary hospital in tabular form. [3441/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Good practice around the management of hospital waiting lists recommends periodic validation of waiting lists.  

Validation is the process whereby hospital administration contacts patients on waiting lists at pre-planned intervals during the year to ensure that patients are ready, willing, suitable and available to attend a hospital appointment or wish to be removed.  

Importantly, the validation process allows for situations where, if requested by the GP/referring clinician, patients can be reinstated back to their original place on to the Waiting List. 

Last year, I approved the establishment of a Central Waiting List Validation Office within the NTPF. The new office delivers a standardisation of approach to validation across all waiting lists and all hospitals in line with the best patient-centred practices. The validation of waiting lists better informs the true demand for hospital services and enable improved efficiency and patient scheduling.

The data requested by the deputy is outlined in the attached document and sets out details of the number of patients who were validated off the Outpatient Waiting List through the HSE validation exercise undertaken in 2018.

Validation Numbers.

Primary Care Services Provision

Ceisteanna (155)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

155. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a podiatry appointment in primary care; and the number waiting for time periods (details supplied). [3442/19]

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.

Primary Care Services Provision

Ceisteanna (156)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

156. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for an ophthalmology appointment in primary care; and the number waiting by time periods (details supplied). [3443/19]

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.

Primary Care Services Provision

Ceisteanna (157)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

157. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for an audiology appointment in primary care; the number waiting by time periods (details supplied). [3444/19]

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 Waiting Lists Data

Ceisteanna (158)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

158. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of patients in each relevant hospital that have been waiting for an outpatient appointment since before 1 January 2017; and the number of patients in each that have been waiting since before 1 January 2016 for an outpatient appointment in tabular form. [3445/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Improving access to hospital treatment is a key priority for government. Budget 2019 announced a funding increase from €55 million to €75 million to the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) to provide treatment for patients.    

My Department is working closely with the NTPF and the HSE to finalise a Scheduled Care Access Plan for inpatients/day case and outpatients for 2019. In this regard, the NTPF and the HSE will continue to work closely with Hospital Groups, inviting proposals to improve access for patients waiting for either Inpatient/Daycase or Outpatient procedures.  

The waiting list information requested by the Deputy is set out in the following document published by the NTPF which shows the number of patients who were waiting 24-36months; 36-48months; and over 48months at the end of December 2018.

Specialty

(All)

WL Status

(All)

2018-12-20

Hospital name

24-36 Months

36-48 Months

48+ Months

Grand Total

Children's Hospital Group

Childrens University Hospital Temple Street

2452

237

4

2693

Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin

2238

727

46

3011

Tallaght Children's Hospital

546

1

547

Dublin Midlands Hospital Group

Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital

6

0

0

6

Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise

44

1

45

Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore

1942

459

0

2401

Naas General Hospital

717

104

7

828

St. James's Hospital

1017

293

24

1334

Tallaght Hospital

2916

1246

174

4336

Ireland East Hospital Group

Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital

0

0

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

3113

950

85

4148

Midland Regional Hospital Mullingar

428

206

43

677

Our Lady's Hospital Navan

92

92

Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital

1605

424

6

2035

St. Columcille's Hospital

463

144

0

607

St. Luke's General Hospital Kilkenny

2

1

3

St. Michael's Hospital Dun Laoghaire

1

1

St. Vincent's University Hospital

530

24

554

RCSI Hospitals Group

Beaumont Hospital

558

132

3

693

Cavan General Hospital

283

33

0

316

Connolly Hospital

262

23

285

Louth County Hospital

0

0

Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Drogheda

292

0

292

Rotunda Hospital

0

0

Saolta University Health Care Group

Galway University Hospital

2611

453

71

3135

Letterkenny General Hospital

1392

64

2

1458

Mayo General Hospital

1016

536

144

1696

Portiuncula Hospital

82

0

82

Roscommon Hospital

407

29

436

Sligo Regional Hospital

429

39

468

South/South West Hospital Group

Bantry General Hospital

0

1

1

Cork University Hospital

1449

102

2

1553

Cork University Maternity Hospital

14

0

14

Kerry General Hospital

681

22

703

Mallow General Hospital

155

2

157

Mercy University Hospital

164

9

173

South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

2264

437

23

2724

South Tipperary General Hospital

92

92

University Hospital Waterford

4812

1410

110

6332

University of Limerick Hospital Group

Croom Orthopaedic Hospital

1120

366

21

1507

Ennis Hospital

30

29

6

65

Nenagh Hospital

20

0

20

St. John's Hospital Limerick

4

5

9

University Hospital Limerick

2796

474

14

3284

Grand Total

39045

8980

788

48813

Health Strategies

Ceisteanna (159)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

159. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health when a detailed action plan to implement Sláintecare will be published. [3446/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

In September, the Executive Director of the Sláintecare Programme Office commenced refining the Implementation Strategy into a detailed Action Plan for 2019. I can confirm that the Action Plan 2019 has been developed and, following the finalisation of the HSE's National Service Plan, Project Teams are now being established to drive delivery.

The Action Plan will be presented to Sláintecare's High Level Delivery Board and will be published thereafter.

The Sláintecare Programme Office is committed to transparency at all stages of the implementation of Sláintecare. The Programme Office will publish rolling plans annually and progress reports will be published on a biannual basis.

Primary Care Services Provision

Ceisteanna (160)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

160. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for a dietetics appointment in primary care; and the number waiting by time periods (details supplied). [3447/19]

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 Services Provision

Ceisteanna (161)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

161. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in each LHO area waiting for an oral health appointment in primary care; and the number waiting by time periods (details supplied). [3448/19]

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.

Home Help Service Data

Ceisteanna (162)

Charlie McConalogue

Ceist:

162. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health if he will provide figures in relation to a service (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3460/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Primary Care Centres

Ceisteanna (163, 164)

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

163. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health the future plans for the health centre on Church Road, East Wall, Dublin 3. [3461/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

164. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health the reason for the closure of the health centre on Church Road, East Wall, Dublin 3. [3462/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 163 and 164 together.

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.