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 Header Item Written Answers Nos. 866-887
 Header Item Health Services Staff Recruitment
 Header Item Services for People with Disabilities
 Header Item Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff
 Header Item Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff
 Header Item Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data
 Header Item Hospital Services
 Header Item Capital Expenditure Programme
 Header Item Hospital Beds Data
 Header Item Home Care Packages Expenditure
 Header Item Health Services Staff Data
 Header Item Home Help Service Expenditure
 Header Item Nursing Staff Recruitment
 Header Item Midwifery Services
 Header Item Occupational Therapy Staff
 Header Item Speech and Language Therapy Staff
 Header Item Dental Services Staff
 Header Item Physiotherapy Provision
 Header Item Nursing Staff Data
 Header Item Occupational Therapy Staff
 Header Item Speech and Language Therapy Staff
 Header Item Midwifery Services

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 970 No. 1

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Written Answers Nos. 866-887

Health Services Staff Recruitment

 866. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the number of speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists required to eliminate waiting lists in accordance with the Disability Act 2005; and the estimated cost in this regard.  [25466/18]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath 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

 867. Deputy David Cullinane Information on David Cullinane Zoom on David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris if his attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); the measures the HSE will undertake to ensure that the needs of the person and the wishes of their parents are met; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25467/18]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath 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..

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff

 868. Deputy David Cullinane Information on David Cullinane Zoom on David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the number of psychiatric consultants working within the child and adolescent mental health services, CAMHS, at University Hospital Waterford in each of the years 2015 to 2017 and to date in 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [25468/18]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): Information on Jim Daly Zoom on Jim Daly As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Staff

 869. Deputy David Cullinane Information on David Cullinane Zoom on David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris if there are vacant consultant posts associated with the child and adolescent mental health services, CAMHS, unit at University Hospital Waterford, UHW; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [25469/18]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): Information on Jim Daly Zoom on Jim Daly As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Data

 870. Deputy David Cullinane Information on David Cullinane Zoom on David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the number of children placed in an adult psychiatric ward at University Hospital Waterford, UHW, in each of the years 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018, by month in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [25470/18]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): Information on Jim Daly Zoom on Jim Daly As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Hospital Services

 871. Deputy Charlie McConalogue Information on Charlie McConalogue Zoom on Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris if the expansion of a clinic at a hospital will be considered in view of the fact that it does not cater for all persons in County Donegal dependent on their condition (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25473/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris As this is a service issue, I have asked the HSE to reply to you directly.

Capital Expenditure Programme

 872. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the committed capital spend for health in each of the years 2018 to 2024, in tabular form; and the projects on which it will be spent.  [25475/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris The capital funding for Health in the ten years of the National Development Plan 2018 to 2027 is €10.9 billion which provides the capital investment for a solid, ambitious plan which will improve our health services.

  The National Development Plan outlines capital funding for the Health sector for the next five years (2018 to 2022).

National Development Plan 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Health Sector €493m €667m €724m €780m €825m


  The major priority Government projects currently in development comprise:

 - the National Forensic Mental Health Services Hospital at Portrane,

 - the new Children’s Hospital along with the Paediatric Outpatient and Urgent Care Centres at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals,

 - the redevelopment of the National Rehabilitation Hospital Phase I 

 - the National Plan for Radiation Oncology at Cork University Hospital and University Hospital Galway,

 - the Primary Care Centre Infrastructure Programme,

 - the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital to the St Vincent’s University Hospital campus,

 - the long-term residential accommodation programmes for older people (Community Nursing Home Programme) and people with disabilities to address regulatory standards for accommodation.  

  Health capital projects and programmes currently under way will continue and these major priority projects will require the bulk of the notified capital allocation over the initial period of the Plan, 2018-2022.

  It is important to recognise that this is a long-term plan, which will roll out over ten years and includes provision for a large number of developments across the country.

  As is to be expected with a ten-year plan, many other proposals are at an early stage and, as with all capital development proposals, will require further appraisal, planning, design and tender before a firm timeline or funding required can be established.

  The Health Service Executive's Capital Plan for 2018-2022 is currently the subject of discussions with the Department.

Hospital Beds Data

 873. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the capital cost of a hospital bed; the estimated fully absorbed cost of a hospital bed including staff, ancillary services and running costs; and the capital costs associated with opening new beds.  [25476/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly as soon as possible.

Home Care Packages Expenditure

 874. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the spend on home care packages for 2018; and the estimated cost of increasing home care packages by 10% in one year based on current spend on home care packages.  [25477/18]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): Information on Jim Daly Zoom on Jim Daly As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Question No. 875 answered with Question No. 864.

Health Services Staff Data

 876. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated cost of employing an advanced paramedic.  [25479/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Home Help Service Expenditure

 877. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated spend on home help hours for 2018; and the estimated cost of increasing home help hours by 10% in one year based on current spend on home help.  [25480/18]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): Information on Jim Daly Zoom on Jim Daly As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Nursing Staff Recruitment

 878. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated unit cost of hiring 100 nurses on an average nurse's pay grade.  [25481/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Midwifery Services

 879. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated unit cost of hiring 100 midwives on an average midwife's pay grade.  [25482/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Occupational Therapy Staff

 880. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated cost of hiring 100 occupational therapists on the average occupational therapist pay grade.  [25483/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Speech and Language Therapy Staff

 881. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated cost of hiring 100 speech and language therapists on the average position pay grade.  [25484/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Dental Services Staff

 882. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated cost of hiring ten dentists on the average dentist's pay grade.  [25485/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Physiotherapy Provision

 883. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated cost of hiring 100 physiotherapists on the average physiotherapist's pay grade.  [25487/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Nursing Staff Data

 884. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated cost of employing a staff nurse. [25488/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Occupational Therapy Staff

 885. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated cost of employing an occupational therapist.  [25489/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Speech and Language Therapy Staff

 886. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated cost of employing a speech and language therapist.  [25490/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.

Midwifery Services

 887. Deputy Louise O'Reilly Information on Louise O'Reilly Zoom on Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris the estimated cost of employing a midwife.  [25491/18]

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Information on Simon Harris Zoom on Simon Harris I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly on this matter.


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