Stroke Care

Ceisteanna (301)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

301. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the costs associated with addressing the resource deficit in the provision of the thrombectomy services; the costs of addressing the infrastructural issues relating to the current neurointerventional radiology and thrombectomy equipment in Beaumont Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11607/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

Stroke Care

Ceisteanna (302)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

302. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of stroke beds here; the deficit that exists for the population on the basis of recommendations contained in the UK's national clinical guidelines for stroke; the number of stroke beds required to manage the predicted increase in stroke outlined by SAFE; the costs of meeting the staffing requirements for a singular stroke unit bed; the cost required to meet the increase in incidence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11608/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Stroke Care

Ceisteanna (303)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

303. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the detail of capital projects in the national stroke programme that have been approved but which have not progressed due to lack of capital funding; the costings for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11609/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As the Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of healthcare infrastructure projects, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly in relation to this matter.

Stroke Care

Ceisteanna (304)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

304. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the recommended staffing per early supported discharge team under the national stroke programme; the costs of staff; the estimated cost of an ESD team here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11610/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Hospitals Discharges

Ceisteanna (305)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

305. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the provision of early supported discharge here; the number of operational ESD teams; the number of the teams that have the recommended staffing levels of an ESD; the staffing deficits that exist in each of the teams; the full year costs of the staffing required to fully staff the teams; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11611/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Stroke Care

Ceisteanna (306)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

306. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated costs of a national roll-out of early supported discharge for stroke patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11612/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Stroke Care

Ceisteanna (307)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

307. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health if he will develop a new FAST media campaign to ensure national awareness of stroke symptoms among adults and ensure more persons get to hospital for treatment early thereby reducing disability after stroke and associated care required; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11613/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Department of Health has no plans to commence the funding or running of the FAST media campaign. The selection, prioritisation and decisions on resource allocation associated with any media campaigns associated with a clinical condition is a service matter and as such is a decision for the HSE. The PQ has therefore been referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.

Neuro-Rehabilitation Services Data

Ceisteanna (308)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

308. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the costs associated with the implementation plan for the national neurorehabilitation strategy which outlines a ten step plan to develop neurorehabilitation services at hospital and community level nationally; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11614/19]

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 a service issue, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Home Care Packages Data

Ceisteanna (309)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

309. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons under 65 years of age that were in receipt of homecare packages in each of the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11615/19]

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.

National Clinical Programme for Heart Failure

Ceisteanna (310)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

310. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of establishing a heart failure unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11616/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

National Clinical Programme for Heart Failure

Ceisteanna (311)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

311. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the planned review of the model of heart failure care; if an audit of existing service levels has been conducted; if there has been a service gap analysis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11617/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

National Clinical Programme for Heart Failure

Ceisteanna (312)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

312. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the geographical gaps that exist with respect to heart failure service; the costs associated with addressing this disparity; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11618/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

National Clinical Programme for Heart Failure

Ceisteanna (313)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

313. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the costs associated with the national roll-out of heart failure integrated care projects in the community; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11619/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

National Clinical Programme for Heart Failure

Ceisteanna (314)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

314. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the rehabilitation needs being met by cardiac rehabilitation services; the geographical disparities that exist with cardiac rehabilitation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11620/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

National Clinical Programme for Heart Failure

Ceisteanna (315)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

315. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the costs associated with providing national capacity for cardiac rehabilitation for persons for whom cardiac rehabilitation is recommended; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11621/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

National Clinical Programme for Heart Failure

Ceisteanna (316)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

316. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of the review undertaken by the national ACS working group of all PPCI and PCI centres nationally to assess strengths and weaknesses and steps necessary to maintain the ORS protocol and to introduce a NSTE-ACS protocol; the resources needed to implement the recommendations arising from it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11622/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Neuro-Rehabilitation Services Provision

Ceisteanna (317)

James Browne

Ceist:

317. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the introduction of brain injury identity cards here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11623/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I thank the Deputy for his question and for his interest in the matter.

I am pleased to note that on 20 February, the HSE published the Implementation Framework of the National Strategy & Policy for the Provision of Neuro-Rehabilitation Services in Ireland. This was the culmination of the work of the National Steering Group established in 2017, and I thank them for their work. The Steering Group included representation from stakeholder groups including the Neurological Alliance of Ireland. The ultimate goal is to put in place a national framework of acute, in-patient and community based specialist rehabilitation services.

The Health Service Executive provides specialist services for people with a variety of disabilities, including those with Acquired Brain Injury, either directly or through service agreements with appropriate organisations. I am familiar with the cards that the deputy is referring to. Brain Injury Identity cards are a means for people with an Acquired Brain Injury to communicate; the cards are intended to inform others, so that they can better assist the person as they go about their daily lives.

Any decision to introduce Brain Injury Identity Cards would be a matter for the HSE to consider in the context of the Neuro-Rehabilitation Implementation framework and the actions arising from it.

Health Services Provision

Ceisteanna (318)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

318. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health the status of the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11634/19]

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.

Health Services Provision

Ceisteanna (319)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

319. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the services which will be provided for a person (details supplied); if psychiatric, dietary and occupational therapy services will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11635/19]

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.

Abortion Legislation

Ceisteanna (320)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

320. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the status of the work of the group established under the chairmanship of the chief medical officer to consider the issues raised by the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution in its ancillary recommendations; the number of times the group has met; the membership of the group; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11641/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Work on progressing the ancillary recommendations on contraception made by the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution is a priority for 2019. As such, a new Working Group is to be formally established within the Department to examine the matter and make appropriate policy recommendations. 

The Working Group will  consider the range of policy, regulatory and legislative issues related to improving access to contraception and will include representatives from all relevant policy areas within the Department  to ensure a comprehensive and integrated approach is taken. The group will also draw on appropriate advice and expertise  from the HSE and other relevant stakeholders as necessary. The group is scheduled to begin its work in April 2019.

General Practitioner Services Provision

Ceisteanna (321)

Brendan Griffin

Ceist:

321. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Health his views on a matter regarding out of hours doctors in County Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11649/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this question relates to service matters, I have arranged for it to be referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.

Hospital Staff Data

Ceisteanna (322)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

322. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of hospital managers and CEOs educated to MBA level or equivalent; and the number who have been funded to acquire such a qualification since 2016. [11656/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on this matter.

National Children's Hospital

Ceisteanna (323)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

323. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the ownership of the land now being used for the national children's hospital prior to the land in question being acquired for the site. [11667/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is an operational matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.