Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (329, 330)

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

329. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for inpatient appointments; the number waiting for outpatient appointments at Galway University Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital, respectively by length of time waiting in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5034/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Noel Grealish

Ceist:

330. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for inpatient appointments and outpatient appointments, respectively at Galway University Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital at the end of 2017 and 2018; the number waiting under 18 or over 18 years of age in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5035/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 329 and 330 together.

I hope to publish the joint Department of Health, HSE, NTPF Scheduled Care Access Plan 2019 shortly. This will ensure an appropriate balance between high-volume activities and offering treatment to complex long-waiting patients.

This Plan for inpatients/day case (IPDC) and outpatients will set out the activity targets for the HSE in line with the National Service Plan, as well as those for the NTPF, taking account of their increased funding, totalling €75 million in 2019, to provide treatment for patients.

The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the attached documents.

IP and OP

Outpatients

IPDC