Medical Aids and Appliances Provision

Ceisteanna (528)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

528. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Health if aids and appliances will be provided for a person (details supplied). [23735/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for reply to the Deputy.

Home Help Service

Ceisteanna (529)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

529. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if a particular carer will be assigned to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23739/19]

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

Medical Card Reviews

Ceisteanna (530)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

530. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Health when a medical review of a family medical card will be finalised for a person (details supplied); if this will be processed as soon as possible in view of the significant medical need; the reason for the review in view of the fact that the person is under the financial threshold to qualify for a medical card; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23745/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Ceisteanna (531)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

531. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment for CAMHS. [23747/19]

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.

Hospital Appointments Status

Ceisteanna (532)

Peter Fitzpatrick

Ceist:

532. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a hospital appointment. [23761/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.

The National Waiting List Management Policy, a standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, since January 2014, has been developed to ensure that all administrative, managerial and clinical staff follow an agreed national minimum standard for the management and administration of waiting lists for scheduled care. This policy, which has been adopted by the HSE, sets out the processes that hospitals are to implement to manage waiting lists.

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

Home Help Service Data

Ceisteanna (533)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

533. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health the details of home help approved and awaiting allocation of same by county. [23765/19]

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.

Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Ceisteanna (534)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

534. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health the status of the progression of capital projects at hospitals (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23773/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

Ambulance Service Response Times

Ceisteanna (535)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

535. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health the average ambulance wait times across counties Roscommon and Galway in each of the years 2016, 2017 and 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23777/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

Ambulance Service Provision

Ceisteanna (536)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

536. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health the status of the planned expansion of services at the Loughglynn ambulance base in County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23778/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

Primary Care Centres Provision

Ceisteanna (537)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

537. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health the status of the delivery of a new primary care centre for Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23779/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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.

Primary Care Centres Provision

Ceisteanna (538)

Jackie Cahill

Ceist:

538. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health the status of the provision of a primary care centre for Thurles, County Tipperary; if the company that won the contract has withdrawn from the process; and if so, the way in which this will affect the timeframe for the provision of the service. [23781/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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.

Hospital Appointments Status

Ceisteanna (539)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

539. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a hospital appointment. [23783/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.

The National Waiting List Management Policy, a standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, since January 2014, has been developed to ensure that all administrative, managerial and clinical staff follow an agreed national minimum standard for the management and administration of waiting lists for scheduled care. This policy, which has been adopted by the HSE, sets out the processes that hospitals are to implement to manage waiting lists.

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

Hospital Appointments Delays

Ceisteanna (540)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

540. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to significant delays experienced by persons referred to the Coombe Women and Infant University Hospital in respect of routine gynaecology appointments; the steps he is taking to allocate resources to reduce waiting times of up to 52 weeks; the average waiting time nationally for persons referred by general practitioners to hospitals that provide routine gynaecology services in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23790/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The information sought by the Deputy has been requested by officials in my Department, and will be provided to the Deputy directly as soon as it becomes available.

Hospital Appointments Status

Ceisteanna (541)

Peter Fitzpatrick

Ceist:

541. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a hospital appointment. [23800/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.

The National Waiting List Management Policy, a standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, since January 2014, has been developed to ensure that all administrative, managerial and clinical staff follow an agreed national minimum standard for the management and administration of waiting lists for scheduled care. This policy, which has been adopted by the HSE, sets out the processes that hospitals are to implement to manage waiting lists.

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

Hospital Waiting Lists

Ceisteanna (542)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

542. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health when a cataract operation will be arranged for a person (details supplied). [23804/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.

The National Waiting List Management Policy, a standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, since January 2014, has been developed to ensure that all administrative, managerial and clinical staff follow an agreed national minimum standard for the management and administration of waiting lists for scheduled care. This policy, which has been adopted by the HSE, sets out the processes that hospitals are to implement to manage waiting lists.

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

Disability Support Services

Ceisteanna (543)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

543. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health the nature of the contract put in place by St. Patrick's Centre, Kilkenny, with an agency (details supplied); if the centre is being fined by the agency each time it uses agency staff other than through the agency; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23805/19]

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.