Nursing Staff Data

Ceisteanna (263)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

263. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of staff nurses employed as of 30 November 2019 or the latest date available; and the equivalent figure for the same date in 2018. [50937/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The numbers that the Deputy is looking for are available publicly within the Health Service Employment Report that the HSE publish online on a monthly basis. I am including the link for the Deputy's information.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/resources/our-workforce/workforce-reporting/health-service-employment-report-oct-2019.pdf

According to that document (page 2), at end October 2019 the HSE report 25,283 WTE Staff Nurse/Midwives, which is an increase of +83 WTEs compared to the previous month, or an increase of +71 WTEs when compared to the same period last year.

Health Services Staff Remuneration

Ceisteanna (264)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

264. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health when he plans to introduce full pay restoration for section 39 organisations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50944/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The WRC agreement reached in October 2018 in relation to pay restoration for section 39 organisations provided for pay restoration in relation to 50 ‘pilot organisations’ in the first instance. Pay restoration for these bodies commenced in April of this year with further payments due in 2020 and 2021 as appropriate.

The WRC agreement also states:

“It is recognised that some of the remaining Section 39 organisations (estimated 250 approximately) are likely to have pay restoration issues and a process to address these will be agreed and the parties will commence engagement on this issue during 2019”

There have been initial engagements in recent months between the parties on this matter under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission. It has been acknowledged by management that the resources available to deliver on this initiative will be a significant challenge for the HSE. It is also recognised that significant preparatory work will be required to determine the exact costs for pay restoration to this wider group.

I can confirm that this issue is being progressed by the parties at the Workplace Relations Commission.

Disability Support Services

Ceisteanna (265)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

265. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health his plans to reduce waiting lists for disability supports for children; his further plans for increased capacity for residential support for persons with intellectual disabilities; his plans for increased capacity for respite due to the unmet demand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50945/19]

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.

The Programme for Partnership Government states that the Government wishes to provide more accessible respite care to facilitate full support for people with a disability.

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.

Services for People with Disabilities

Ceisteanna (266)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

266. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health his plans to address the ageing transport fleet used to support persons with intellectual disabilities in view of the fact that over 550 vehicles are ten years or older; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50946/19]

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.

Disability Support Services

Ceisteanna (267)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

267. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons with disabilities in receipt of home support hours in each LHO area at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available; the number of persons on the waiting list for same in each LHO area; and the number waiting 0 to three, three to six, six to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [50979/19]

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.

Disability Support Services

Ceisteanna (268)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

268. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons with disabilities in receipt of personal assistance hours in each LHO area at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available; the number of persons on the waiting list for same in each LHO area; and the number waiting 0 to three, three to six, six to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, in tabular form. [50980/19]

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.

Services for People with Disabilities

Ceisteanna (269)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

269. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of residential places for persons with a disability being provided at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available by CHO area, in tabular form. [50981/19]

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.

Disability Support Services

Ceisteanna (270)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

270. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of new emergency places provided to persons with a disability at the end of November 2019 by local health office, in tabular form. [50982/19]

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.

Disabilities Assessments

Ceisteanna (271)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

271. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of children at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available that were awaiting a first assessment from the HSE under the Disability Act 2005 by LHO area in tabular form. [50983/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As the Deputy's question relates to a service issue it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.

Physiotherapy Provision

Ceisteanna (272)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

272. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the physiotherapy waiting list; and the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively, by local health office area at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form; the number waiting 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by category, in tabular form. [50984/19]

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 (273, 274, 275)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

273. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy assessment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 17 and more than 18 years of age by local health area at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50985/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

274. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy initial treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 17 and more than 18 years of age by category by local health area at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50986/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

275. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the speech and language therapy further treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to 17 and more than 18 years of age by category by local health area at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50987/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 273 to 275, inclusive, together.

As the Deputy's questions relate to service issues they have been referred to the HSE for direct reply.

Occupational Therapy Data

Ceisteanna (276, 277, 278, 279)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

276. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy first time assessment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each local health area at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50988/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

277. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each local health area in CHO 1 at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50989/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

278. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each local health area in CHO 2 at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50990/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

279. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12, and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each local health area in CHO 3 at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50991/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 276 to 279, inclusive, together.

As the Deputy's questions relate to service issues they have been referred to the HSE for direct reply.

Occupational Therapy Waiting Lists

Ceisteanna (280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

280. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each local health area in CHO 4 at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50992/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

281. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each local health area in CHO 5 at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50993/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

282. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each local health area in CHO 6 at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50994/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

283. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each local health area in CHO 7 at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50995/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

284. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each local health area in CHO 8 at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50996/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Ceist:

285. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the occupational therapy treatment waiting list; the number waiting less than four, four to 12 and more than 12 months, respectively; and the number waiting aged 0 to four, five to 17, 18 to 64 and more than 65 years of age by each local health area in CHO 9 at the end of November 2019 or the latest date available, in tabular form. [50997/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 280 to 285, inclusive, together.

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.