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Reilly, James

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Order of Business (Continued)

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Houses of the Oireachtas (Inquiries, Privileges and Procedures) Bill 2013: Report Stage (Resumed) and Final Stage (Continued)

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Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013: Report and Final Stages (Continued)

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Taxi Regulation Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Second Stage (Resumed)

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Organ Donation

Was asked: if he has any proposals to bring in regulations with regard to persons who operate sun beds; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if he will introduce legislation to protect young persons from sunbed use as a result of the huge incidents of skin cancer resulting from sameMore Button

Was asked: when he expects legislation on the regulation of sunbeds to be introduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

  I propose to take Questions Nos. 205, 206 and 221 together.

  I can confirm that legislation will be implemented to regulate the use of sunbeds. This Bill has priorit...More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 901, 902 and 941 for 11 June 2013, if the Health Service Executive concluded its consideration of the Intermune offer in relation to the pricing of Pirfenido...More Button

Was asked: if he will provide a list of all private companies who operate car parking facilities at publically funded hospitals here; the location and terms of the contract in each case; and if he will make a...More Button

Was asked: if he will confirm the ownership of the multi-storey car park at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin; if he will outline the terms and duration of the contract between the Health Serv...More Button

  I propose to take Questions Nos. 208 and 209 together.

  In relation to the particular queries raised by the Deputy, as these are service issues, I have asked the Hea...More Button

Was asked: the reason persons who are in their seventieth year cannot apply for a medical card for over seventies, in the months leading up to their seventieth birthday, which would ensure that they had the c...More Button

Was asked: if he will provide an update on the programme for Government commitment to allow for an opt out system for organ donation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Programme for Government envisages the introduction of an opt-out system of organ donation, with a view to improving the availability of organs for patients in need of transplantation. This ...More Button

In addition to consent systems, there is evidence from other countries that good co-ordination at hospital level and counselling arrangements for relatives are significant factors in achieving hi...More Button

Patient Statistics

Was asked: in view of the MSM blood ban, if sexually active gay men are also prevented from being organ donors; and if so, if he or his Department have considered removing such a banMore Button

EU Directive 2012/53/EU requires Member States of take all necessary measures to safeguard the recipients of organs. This was transposed by the European Union (Quality and Safety of Human Organs I...More Button

The Regulations apply to donation, procurement, testing, characterisation, transport and transplantation of organs. They set out a clear legal framework for the application of quality and safety...More Button

In order for transplantation to proceed safely all potential donors are risk assessed in order to prevent inadvertent transmission of infection. All potential donors, or in the case of deceased d...More Button

Was asked: the reason for the withdrawal of a medical card from a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath.More Button

Was asked: the position regarding the Navan ambulance control room; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

In relation to the particular query raised by the Deputy, as this is a service issue, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.More Button

Was asked: when the proposed new ambulance control centre will be opened in Tallaght, Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

A significant reform programme is underway to reconfigure the way the HSE manages and delivers pre-hospital care services, to ensure a clinically driven, nationally co-ordinated system, supported b...More Button

In relation to the particular query raised by the Deputy regarding when the new ambulance control centre will be opened at Tallaght, as this involves a service matter, I have asked the HSE to r...More Button

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry was waiting for 12 hours in accident and emergency in Kerry General Hospital before being admitted to a bed where they subsequently passed awa...More Button

At the outset, I would like to express my sympathy to the family of the person the Deputy mentions in this question. However, as the Deputy will appreciate, due to patient confidentiality, I am una...More Button

Was asked: if the Walsh report has been given to groups, group representatives or persons and if so, to whom it has been given, and the date of same. More Button

As the Deputy is aware, my Department has commissioned an independent research report in relation to the practice of symphysiotomy in Ireland. The research process comprised of two stages. The firs...More Button

Was asked: the number of patients residing in psychiatric hospitals and units during the period 2006 to 2011; the number discharged; the number who went into community mental health care services and the numb...More Button

Health Services Issues

Was asked: the reason a medical card has been withdrawn in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible. The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which ...More Button

Was asked: if he will provide an update on the forthcoming review of the Dental Act 1985, which will identify the regulatory and other reforms required in the dental health professions; the progress that has ...More Button

A public consultation on new legislation to replace the Dentist Act, 1985 which legislates for the regulation of dentists in Ireland, is currently underway by my Department. This 7 week consultati...More Button

The proposed new legislation will form part of a suite of legislative instruments to ensure greater accountability of all professions within the health care service. The need for clear and compr...More Button

  Question No. 221 answered with Question No. 205.More Button

Was asked: if he has plans to review the funding his Department provides to tackle the issue of cocaine use; if this review will have an impact on the services currently provided by the Louth Community Drug a...More Button

In the region of €274,000 has been allocated through the Drugs Initiative this year for cocaine specific initiatives provided at local level through the Drugs Task Forces. Of this sum, over €44,...More Button

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan who has been awarded extra home help hours is still awaiting the implementation of the additional home help More Button

Was asked: the cost of care for public nursing homes for 2011 for each of the nursing homes in the country; the average weekly cost per patient in each of these nursing homes; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 225 of 8 May 2013, when the information requested will be supplied by the Health Service Executive; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

In relation to the particular query raised by the Deputy, as this is a service issue, I have again asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: the position regarding a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 1.More Button

Was asked: if he will support national vision strategy for eye health in 2013. More Button

Was asked: the reason there has been no orthoptist services available in Our Lady's Hospital Cashel, County Tipperary since December 2012; when will the previous orthoptist be replaced in Cashel; where are pa...More Button

Was asked: the total amount paid out in maternity cash grants to medical card holders in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if medical cards will be reinstated to persons (details supplied) in County Kerry in view of the the fact that they were awarded after notification of a successful appeal and withdrawn two months l...More Button

Was asked: if he will provide an assurance that the funds for a primary care centre at a location (details supplied) in Dublin 11 will be ring-fenced in the event that the planned development does not go ahea...More Button

Was asked: when a patient who is under the care of a consultant (details supplied) in County Donegal since November 2012 was informed that their surgery will not be carried out; the reason this is the case, a...More Button

The National Waiting List Management Policy, A standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, January 2013, has been develop...More Button

Was asked: when a patient (details supplied) in County Donegal whose case has been regarded as a priority may expect to be called for elective hip surgery in view of the fact that the patient is in severe pai...More Button

The National Waiting List Management Policy, A standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, January 2013, has been develop...More Button

Was asked: if he will identify, by name, hospitals where management have implemented elements of the deal agreed between health service management and hospital consultants at the Labour Relations Commission i...More Button

Was asked: if he will identify, by name, the hospitals where management has introduced the rostering of hospital consultants on any five out of seven days under the terms of the agreement reached at the Labou...More Button

Was asked: if he will identify, by name, the hospitals where management has put in place roster arrangements to have consultants on duty on a 24 hour basis in specialties such as emergency medicine, neonatolo...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 234 to 236, inclusive, together.More Button

In September 2012, following intensive engagement between health service management and the consultant representative bodies at the Labour Relations Commission, a comprehensive set of measures wa...More Button

I have asked the HSE to reply directly to the Deputy with detailed information in relation to progress at hospital level in implementing the various aspects of the agreement. The extent to which...More Button

Was asked: the number of staff in the Health Service Executive currently being paid a salary on the basis of the grade of national director; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As this is an operational matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Was asked: the number of staff in the Health Service Executive actually serving as a national director and the number of staff who continue to be paid as a national director on a personal-to-holder ring-fence...More Button

As this is an operational matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 1341 of 16 April 2013, if a date for a heart operation will be set in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Waterford. More Button

I understand that the HSE responded to the Deputy on 15th April last, in relation to this matter indicating that the patient had been issued with an Outpatient appointment to be seen by the Cardio...More Button