Services for People with Disabilities

Ceisteanna (1070)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1070. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of children awaiting a first assessment from the HSE under the Disability Act 2005 at the end of August 2019 or latest date available in each local health office area, in tabular form. [35873/19]

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.

Physiotherapy Provision

Ceisteanna (1071)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1071. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the physiotherapy waiting list for each local health area at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months respectively; and the numbers waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35874/19]

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.

Speech and Language Therapy Waiting Lists

Ceisteanna (1072, 1073, 1074)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1072. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy assessment waiting list for each local health area at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; and the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [35875/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1073. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy initial treatment waiting list for each local health area at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; and the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [35876/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1074. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy further treatment waiting list for each local health area at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; and the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [35877/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1072 to 1074, inclusive, together.

As these questions relate to service matters, I have arranged for them to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply.

Occupational Therapy Waiting Lists

Ceisteanna (1075)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1075. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy first-time assessment waiting list for each local health area at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 years of age plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35878/19]

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.

Occupational Therapy Waiting Lists

Ceisteanna (1076, 1077, 1078, 1079, 1080, 1081, 1082, 1083, 1084)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1076. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list for each local health area in CHO1 at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 years of age plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35879/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1077. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list for each local health area in CHO2 at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 years of age plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35880/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1078. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list for each local health area in CHO3 at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 years of age plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35881/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1079. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list for each local health area in CHO4 at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 years of age plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35882/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1080. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list for each local health area in CHO5 at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 years of age plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35883/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1081. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list for each local health area in CHO6 at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 years of age plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35884/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1082. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list for each local health area in CHO7 at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 years of age plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35885/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1083. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list for each local health area in CHO8 at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 years of age plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35886/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

1084. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list for each local health area in CHO9 at the end of August 2019 or latest date available; the number waiting less than 4, 4 to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 4, 5 to 17, 18 to 64 and aged 65 years of age plus, respectively in each category, in tabular form. [35887/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1076 to 1084, inclusive, together.

As these questions relate to service matters, I have arranged for them to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply.

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Data

Ceisteanna (1085)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1085. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting placement under the fair deal scheme at the end of August 2019 or the latest date available; the average waiting time; and the length of time waiting in each local health area, in tabular form. [35888/19]

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 Beds Closures

Ceisteanna (1086)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1086. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of beds and wards in each public and voluntary acute hospital that were closed on 30 August 2019 or the latest date on which data for validated bed closures at hospital and ward level are available, in tabular form. [35889/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Open Beds Report, published by my Department monthly, provides a summary of the average numbers of open inpatient beds and day beds/places in the acute hospital system based on data provided by the HSE. It can be found on the Department's website: https://health.gov.ie/publications/ According to provisional data received from the HSE Acute Business Information Unit, there were on average 10,978 inpatient beds and 2,251 day case beds/places available nationally in June 2019.

Information relating to closed beds is collated at a particular date in time. The number of beds closed can fluctuate greatly from day to day for a variety of reasons, including on-going refurbishment, maintenance work, and infection control measures.

In relation to the particular data requested, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.

Hospitals Discharges

Ceisteanna (1087, 1089)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1087. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of delayed discharges in each public and voluntary hospital at the end of July 2019, in tabular form. [35890/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1089. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of delayed discharges at the end of August 2019 in each public and voluntary hospital, in tabular form. [35892/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1087 and 1089 together.

According to the information provided by the HSE's Acute Business Information Unit (Acute BIU), the national average number of delayed discharges for the month of July 2019 was 672. For August 2019, the national average number of delayed discharges was 734, which represents an increase of 9.2% on the previous month.

The Department does not have the level of detail required by the Deputy. As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.

Hospital Beds Data

Question No. 1089 answered with Question No. 1087.

Ceisteanna (1088)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1088. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of bed days lost through delayed discharges in July 2019 in each public and voluntary hospital, in tabular form. [35891/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

Question No. 1089 answered with Question No. 1087.

Hospital Beds Data

Ceisteanna (1090)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1090. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of bed days lost through delayed discharges in August 2019 for each public and voluntary hospital, in tabular form. [35893/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

Ambulance Service Response Times

Ceisteanna (1091)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1091. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the percentage of clinical status 1 ECHO incidents responded to by a first responder in 7 minutes and 59 seconds or less for each ambulance station in each month in 2019 to the end of August 2019 or the latest date available; and the percentage of clinical status 1 DELTA incidents responded to by a patient-carrying vehicle in 7 minutes and 59 seconds or less, in tabular form. [35894/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

Emergency Departments Waiting Times

Ceisteanna (1092)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1092. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of patients aged 75 years of age or over that experienced an emergency department wait time of more than 24 hours during August 2019; the number to date in 2019; and the hospitals in which the wait occurred. [35895/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The hospital system is currently operating at close to full capacity. The number of patients attending Emergency Departments continues to increase year on year, with approximately 1.3 million attendances in 2018, up 3.5% on 2017. For the first seven months of 2019, the number of patients over the age of 75 attending hospital EDs increased by 2.7% compared to the same period last year. This reflects increasing demand for unscheduled care, especially by patients in the 75 years and over age group.

However, the National Service Plan 2019 includes an expected activity target that 99% of patients aged 75 and over attending at an Emergency Department are discharged or admitted within 24 hours and any breach of this target in respect of patients in this age cohort is unacceptable.

With regard to the Deputy's specific question, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly with the requested information.

Home Help Service Data

Ceisteanna (1093)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1093. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of home support hours being provided in each Local Health Office, LHO, area to the end of August 2019; the number of persons on the waiting list for home support hours in each LHO area; and the number waiting 0 to 3, 3 to 6, 6 to 12 and more than 12 months respectively, in tabular form. [35896/19]

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.

Ambulance Service Data

Ceisteanna (1094)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

1094. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of ambulance attendances at each emergency department nationally in August 2019; the number of such ambulances that waited longer than 20 minutes to hand over patients, get their trolleys back and return to responding to calls; the number that waited longer than 40, 60, 90, 120 and 180 minutes for same, respectively, in tabular form. [35897/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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