Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (590)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

590. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting fewer than 13 weeks following a referral for routine colonoscopy or OGD at the end of June 2019 or latest date available; and the number waiting more than 13 weeks. [30984/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

A national programme was established in mid-2016 to coordinate several activities to improve endoscopy services. The Endoscopy Programme is housed within the Acute Operations Division of the HSE and the programme is overseen by the National Endoscopy Steering Group. The programme team consists of a Clinical Lead, Training Lead, Nurse Lead and Programme Manager. The team are supported by the National Endoscopy Working Group.

The aim of the programme is to improve the delivery of endoscopy services across all Hospital Groups.

In relation to the specific question raised, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy.