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Donnelly, Stephen

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


HSE Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount by which the HSE budget is overspent as of the end of quarter 2 of 2019; the projection for the full year overspend; the additional spending commitments he has made to date during 2019; ...More Button

My question is about the HSE budget for this year. My understanding is that we have quarter 1 figures showing an overspend. I would like to know how much the overspend is for the first three mont...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount the HSE budget is overspent as at the end of quarter 2 of 2019; the projection for the full-year overspend; the additional spending commitments he has made during 2019; his plans to seek...More Button

HSE Expenditure (Continued)

If I heard him correctly, the Minister gave a figure of €116 million for the period to the end of April. Does he have a figure for the period to the end of June? This would be the overspend to th...More Button

At budget time, the Minister announced a 10% increase in the assessment threshold with regard to means-tested GP visit cards. This was in line with the Sláintecare proposal. At the time, neithe...More Button

I shall recap. Does the Minister have the figure to the end of June? Does the Minister believe that it is sensible to not have a contingency in the budget? Is the 10% increase in the assessmen...More Button

I accept the Minister's point that there is a new director general of the HSE and that he is sent a circular that everything needs to be brought back into budget. The question for the Minister and...More Button

HSE Planning

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on whether it is acceptable that the HSE capital plan has not been published to date; his further views on whether this delay amounts to poor financial management; when it will be publish...More Button

Hospital Consultant Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on whether there is a shortage of full-time consultants in post here and that this shortage is a material contributor to the current waiting lists; if he will commence the unwinding of ne...More Button

Hospitals Policy

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason he has not made public the De Buitléir report on private practice in public hospitals; when he plans to do so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

National Maternity Strategy Implementation

Asked the Minister for Health: if relevant parties will be informed that the new maternity hospitals are to have no dedicated facilities for private patients further to an unanimous adoption of a Private Members' motion on mater...More Button

Schools Building Projects

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the progress made since a school (details supplied) met with officials in Tullamore, County Offaly in December 2018; his plans for the school when the current lease expires in June 2020; and if he ...More Button

Departmental Strategies

Asked the Minister for Health: the strategies and policy proposals published by his Department since 2014, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the HSE strategies and policy proposals published since 2014; the number of these which have been launched by him or his predecessors, by a Minister of State or featured ministerial participation i...More Button

Departmental Reports

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason he is not immediately releasing the de Buitléir report; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Semi-State Bodies

Asked the Minister for Health: the purpose of the recent establishment of two subsidiaries by a group (details supplied); and if this means the group will now commence owning and investing in private hospitals and clinics.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if his Department, as shareholder of a group (details supplied), is now engaging in a strategy to purchase private hospitals and clinics.More Button

HSE Staff Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of category C consultants in each of the years 2017, 2018 and 2019, in tabular form. More Button

Respite Care Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if the HSE has conducted an audit of respite provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Screening Programmes

Asked the Minister for Health: if a review of newborn screening will be conducted in view of recent advances in detection and treatment of conditions and the expansion of services and screening in Italy and other countries with ...More Button