Primary Care Centres

Ceisteanna (1020)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

1020. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if matters will be addressed regarding a day care centre (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35718/19]

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.

General Practitioner Services Provision

Ceisteanna (1021)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

1021. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if matters regarding SouthDoc services in counties Kerry and Cork will be addressed (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35719/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this question relates to a service matter, I have arranged for it to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.

Hospital Waiting Lists

Ceisteanna (1022)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

1022. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) is waiting for an operation in view of the fact his pre-op was carried out over three months ago; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35728/19]

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.

Primary Medical Certificates Applications

Ceisteanna (1023)

Pearse Doherty

Ceist:

1023. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) in County Donegal was refused a primary medical certificate; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35750/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.

Hospital Services

Ceisteanna (1024)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Ceist:

1024. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Health if a place will be provided at a specific hospital for a person (details supplied) who urgently requires specialised treatment. [35755/19]

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.

Departmental Reviews

Ceisteanna (1025)

Mary Lou McDonald

Ceist:

1025. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 438 of 2 July 2019, when a full response will be provided. [35756/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

In my response to you on 2 July 2019 I advised that I would survey the Department and revert with collated material. Set out in the following table are details of live studies, reviews and research and their scheduled date of completion.

Study/Review/Research

Expected Completion

Validation of Inpatient and Day Case Waiting Lists: Improving Patient Engagement

August, 2019

Patients’ Reasons for Requesting a Removal from Inpatient Waiting Lists During Administrative Validation

August, 2019

A Literature Review of International Evidence on Patients’ Reasons for Non-Attendance at Outpatient Appointments

September, 2019

Synthesis of Empirical Evidence on the Association of Work Characteristics with Health Outcomes in Ireland

September, 2019

A Literature Review of International Evidence on the Use of Reminders to Reduce Non-Attendance at Outpatient Appointments

October, 2019

Inpatient and Day Case Appointment Offers: Improving Patient Engagement

November, 2019

Health Literacy in Ireland 2011-2020

December, 2021

Health Literacy in Europe 2011-2020

December, 2021

An analysis of factors contributing to sustainable work for older people in Ireland and Europe

December, 2019

An Analysis of Age-friendly Environments and Quality of life in Four Irish Cities

December, 2019

A Review of International Evidence and Approaches to increasing Access to Contraception

September, 2019

A review of the evidence to inform the use of alternative dental restorative materials for amalgam

August, 2019

International approaches to the role of strategic communications in public sector reform

September, 2019

International approaches to accountability structures for health service managers

September, 2019

A review of international approaches to supporting health information infrastructure

October, 2019

E-cigarettes: Evidence on the Benefits and Harms, and Evidence as a Smoking Cessation Tool

December, 2019

International legislative approaches to support the delivery of public health measures to address communicable / infectious diseases

December, 2019

Projections of Healthcare Expenditure in Ireland- ESRI Research Series report (work conducted under the auspices of the DoH-ESRI research programme on healthcare Reform)

June, 2021

Behavioural research to support Action 3.5 of the A Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan: “Consider measures to introduce maximum portion sizes for relevant foods and drinks, on a voluntary basis initially” (work conducted under the auspices of the DoH-ESRI research programme on healthcare Reform)

December, 2019

Expert Group to review the law of torts and the current systems for the management of clinical negligence claims

End 2019

Focus group consultation study (on health sector adult safeguarding policy)

End 2019

Evidence brief: Supported housing models for older people

February, 2020

Expert Panel Review of CervicalCheck Screening

End Summer 2019

Taskforce on Staffing and Skill Mix for Nursing and Midwifery is working with UCC to provide the evidence and impact reviews.

2020

HRB-CICER Economic Burden Review of Antimicrobial Resistance

October, 2020

The National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services is ongoing. HRB-CICER were appointed to carry out an Evidence Synthesis Review on Cardiology services and configurations as part of the National Review.

The draft report was received by the Steering Group for consideration on 14 June 2019

A systematic review of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of interventions to support the development of an evidence-based Clinical Guideline on National Early Warning Systems (NEWS).

August, 2019

A systematic review of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of interventions to support the development of an evidence-based National Clinical Guideline on Care of the Dying Adult.

October, 2019

A systematic review of the clinical and cost-effectiveness of Healthcare-Associated Infection interventions to support an evidence-based National Clinical Guideline on Healthcare-Associated Infections

January, 2020

The Health Behaviour in School Age Children study is carried out every four years. The most recent study was carried out in 2018 and the report on this will be completed in Q4 2019

Q4 2019

Co-producing health and well-being in partnership with patients, families and communities: The role of the epilepsy patient portal.

September, 2020

Review of the HSE reimbursement and pricing decision-making process

Autumn, 2019

The Healthy Ireland Survey has been carried out annually since 2015 with an annual report published in October.

October, 2019

European Health Literacy Survey HLS19

January, 2021

Psychological Services

Ceisteanna (1026)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

1026. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health when a child (details supplied) will be assessed by a psychologist; when he will be given occupational therapy appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35765/19]

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.

Magdalen Laundries Data

Ceisteanna (1027)

Anne Rabbitte

Ceist:

1027. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the amount spent on the provision of services specified under Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Act 2015 in each year since its initiation; and the number of women that have benefited from the section of the Act in each year in tabular form. [35769/19]

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.

Hospital Appointments Status

Ceisteanna (1028)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

1028. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35770/19]

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 Status

Ceisteanna (1029)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

1029. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35771/19]

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 Status

Ceisteanna (1030)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

1030. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35772/19]

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.

Nursing Staff Recruitment

Ceisteanna (1031)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

1031. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding nursing recruitment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35779/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Having spoken with the administrator in your office Deputy, to clarify that this question relates to graduate nurses being retained in the location in which they completed their 36 week rotation, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Hospital Appointments Administration

Ceisteanna (1032)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

1032. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if treatment scheduled in the urology clinic at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, for a person (details supplied) can be received in view of the fact that she is already in the hospital receiving treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35785/19]

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 Status

Question No. 1034 answered with Question No. 950.

Ceisteanna (1033)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

1033. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) can obtain varicose vein surgery at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35786/19]

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.

Question No. 1034 answered with Question No. 950.

Health Services Reports

Ceisteanna (1035)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

1035. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health if a copy of the draft report of the independent review group to examine the removal of private practice from public acute hospitals submitted to his Department will be provided. [35793/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Report of the Report of the Independent Review Group established to examine private activity in public acute hospitals was published on 26 August 2019 and is available on the website of my Department at https://health.gov.ie/blog/publications/report-of-the-independent-review-group-established-to-examine-private-activity-in-public-hospitals/

Medicinal Products Reimbursement

Ceisteanna (1036)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

1036. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the provision of Duopoda used in the treatment of advanced Parkinson's disease; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35797/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Under the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013, the HSE has statutory responsibility for the administration of the community drug schemes; therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Health Services Provision

Ceisteanna (1037)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

1037. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health the status of a matter in relation to a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35799/19]

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.

Health Screening Programmes

Ceisteanna (1038)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

1038. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the date on which his attention was first drawn to correspondence from the chief medical officer of his Department to a person (details supplied) dated 13 March 2019; the person who drew his attention to the correspondence; the way in which his attention was drawn to same; when the person drew the attention of same to the Secretary General of his Department; his views on the content of the correspondence; if he has spoken to the chief medical officer regarding same; and if so, when. [35801/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

On the 13th March 2019, my Department’s press office received a query from a journalist seeking a comment for a story that was to be published the following day.

The query included a number of quotes containing statements attributed to a patient representative relating to the Chief Medical Officer which were due to be published in the media and would have been untrue.  The Chief Medical Officer wrote to the patient representative on March 13th raising his concerns and offering to engage in mediation to facilitate the ongoing important work.

The Secretary General was aware of this matter prior to the correspondence concerned being issued.

On March 14th, contact was made with my office by a connected individual. I was out of the country at the time on official business.  My office made me aware of the letter later that day.  I spoke to senior officials in the Department of Health. As I have said, I accept the context in which the correspondence was issued.

The patient representatives play an important role in the ongoing work of my Department's CervicalCheck Steering Committee and on the HSE's working groups on this issue.  I am also in regular contact with the patient advocates and believe it is vital that the health services support them and ensure their input is valued and respected, as does my Department. Both I and my Department are committed to working with patient representatives and health professionals across the health service towards effectively eradicating cervical cancer within a generation.

Hospital Appointments Status

Ceisteanna (1039)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

1039. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health if an operation will be expedited for a person (details supplied); the status of the operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35805/19]

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 Equipment

Ceisteanna (1040)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

1040. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter regarding a scanner in University Hospital Kerry (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35811/19]

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.

Disability Support Services

Ceisteanna (1041)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

1041. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter regarding transport services in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35812/19]

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

Health Services Provision

Ceisteanna (1042)

Kevin O'Keeffe

Ceist:

1042. Deputy Kevin O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) will be called for specific treatment. [35813/19]

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.

Nursing Staff Recruitment

Ceisteanna (1043)

Lisa Chambers

Ceist:

1043. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health when the embargo on hiring new nursing staff at Mayo University Hospital will be lifted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35814/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

Nursing Staff Recruitment

Ceisteanna (1044)

Lisa Chambers

Ceist:

1044. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of nurse graduates Mayo University Hospital is hiring in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35815/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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