Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Ceisteanna (328, 329, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 336)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

328. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of children under 18 years of age waiting on the inpatient day case active waiting list less than six, six to 12 and more than 12 months by hospital group in tabular form. [47143/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

329. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of children under 18 years of age waiting on the inpatient day case GI endoscopy waiting list less than six, six to 12 and more than 12 months by hospital group in tabular form. [47144/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

330. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of children under 18 years of age waiting on the inpatient or day case list less than six, six to 12 and more than 12 months by hospital group in tabular form. [47145/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

331. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of children under 18 years of age waiting on the GI endoscopy list less than six, six to 12 and more than 12 months by hospital group in tabular form. [47146/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

332. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of children under 18 years of age waiting on the inpatient or day case suspensions list less than 6, 6 to12 and more than 12 months by hospital group in tabular form [47147/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

333. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of children under 18 years of age waiting on the planned procedures list less than six, six to 12 and more than 12 months by hospital group in tabular form [47148/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

334. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of children under 18 years of age waiting on the GI endoscopy planned procedures list less than six, six to 12 and more than 12 months by hospital group in tabular form. [47149/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

335. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of children under 18 years of age waiting on the planned procedures suspensions list less than six, six to 12 and more than 12 months by hospital group in tabular form. [47150/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

336. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of children under 18 years of age waiting on the outpatient waiting list less than six, six to 12 and more than 12 months by hospital group in tabular form. [47151/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 328 to 336, inclusive, together.

The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) currently collects and collates information in respect of the Inpatient, Day Case, Planned Procedure and Outpatient Waiting Lists.

Patients waiting for an appointment date for their treatment are categorised as 'Active' and patients suspended because they are temporarily unfit or unable to attend due to clinical or personal/social reasons are categorised as 'Suspension'. The Suspension category is also used where patients are being processed through various NTPF funded Insourcing or Outsourcing Initiatives.

The Planned Procedure list comprises those patients who have had treatment and require additional treatment at a future date (e.g. a patient who has had a scope may require surveillance monitoring scopes in the future). Patients on the Planned Procedure list are assigned indicative dates for treatment. These indicative dates are determined by the clinician and treatment before these dates would not be appropriate.

The Outpatient Waiting List includes patients with a scheduled appointment date for their consultation, and those awaiting an appointment date.

In relation to the specific query raised by the Deputy, the NTPF has provided the information requested in the tables attached. The NTPF has further advised that within the Public Health System, Children are generally classified as those under the age of 16, while the figures in the following table also include patients between 16 and 18 years of age, to reflect patients who were under 18 on the 31st October 2019 according to the Date of Birth received from the relevant hospital.

Sum of Count

Column Labels

Row Labels

 0 to 6 mths

 6 to 12 mths

12 + mths

Grand Total

Children's Health Ireland

2,426

1,008

   931

 4,365

Dublin Midlands Hospital Group

   145

     11

     10

    166

Ireland East Hospital Group

   190

     53

     40

    283

RCSI  Hospitals Group

   274

     59

     10

    343

Saolta University Health Care Group

   560

   195

   219

    974

South/South West Hospital Group

  444

   125

      53

    622

University of Limerick Hospital Group

   218

     69

      41

    328

Grand Total

4,257

 1,520

1,304

  7,081

IP waiters

IPDC only (excludes PP)

Active category only excludes GI