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O'Reilly, Louise

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Departmental Management Structures

Asked the Minister for Health: further to Parliamentary Question No. 13 of 2 June 2016, if policy issues in respect of abortion are still subsumed into the tobacco and alcohol control unit of his Department; if so, the reason it...More Button

Hospital Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: when the persons appointed to the two ANP posts confirmed for diabetes care in County Donegal will take up their posts.More Button

Hospital Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if County Donegal has the requisite numbers of adults and children with diabetes types 1 and 2 to merit the locating of a centre of excellence for diabetes care at Letterkenny University Hospital.More Button

Health Services Staff Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of nursing staff at Buncrana nursing unit, County Donegal in comparison to 2016 and 2017; and if all beds within the unit are operational.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of nursing staff at Carndonagh Community Hospital, County Donegal, in comparison to 2016 and 2017; and whether all beds in the hospital are operational.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of nursing staff at Ramelton nursing unit, County Donegal, in comparison to 2016 and 2017; and whether all beds in the unit are operational.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of employing an advanced paramedic. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of employing an obstetrician or gynaecologist.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of employing a physiotherapist.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of employing a psychologist.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of employing a dietary technician.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated unit cost of hiring ten orthodontists on an average orthodontist's pay grade.More Button

Health Services Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: the way in which the €1 million allocated in budget 2018 for the Sláintecare implementation office has been spent; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Food Labelling

Asked the Minister for Health: if his Department has been consulted on proposed EU comments on draft Codex guidelines on the use of front of pack nutrition labelling; if his Department has received a request to send DG SANTE an ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if his Department will be represented at the second meeting on front of pack nutrition labelling, which will take place at the end of June 2018 or early in July 2018; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to meet stakeholders on the use of front of pack nutrition labelling as part of the European Commission's work under way on same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Data Protection

Asked the Minister for Health: the way in which his Department is engaging with the Department of Justice and Equality on section 32 of the Data Protection Act 2018, specifically on the provision for the drawing up of codes of c...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to section 32 of the Data Protection Act 2018, specifically regarding the provision for the drawing up of codes of conduct intended to contribute to proper applicati...More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if his attention has been drawn to the waiting time for appointments to access the adult mental health services via Balbriggan primary care centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Charges

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of abolishing the €100 charge for the use of emergency departments; and the estimated cost of abolishing the €75 day charge for inpatient care.More Button

Respite Care Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of increasing respite care hours by 10%, in tabular form.More Button

Dental Services Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: the funding for the public dental service in each of the years 2006 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; his plans to increase this; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the annual expenditure on the public dental service in each of the years 2008 to 2017 and to date in 2018.More Button

Health Services Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the waiting lists for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and psychology services in north County Dublin by children and youth services and adult services in tabular form; and if he will make a sta...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of ultra sonographers operating in maternity hospitals by community hospital organisation and maternity hospital in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of ensuring that maternity hospitals have access to foetal anomaly screening with the requisite staff and equipment; and the estimated cost of employing additional sonographers a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of ultrasound machines in maternity hospitals by community health organisation and individual maternity hospital in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the age profile of every ultrasound machine in maternity hospitals by machine and maternity hospital in which it is located in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of ultrasound machines in maternity hospitals; the way in which this compares to the number required to meet the Birthrate Plus standard in tabular form; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of ultra sonographers operating in maternity hospitals; the way in which this compares to the number required to meet the Birthrate Plus standard in tabular form; and if he will make a s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of foetal medicine experts operating in maternity hospitals; the way in which this compares to the number required to meet the Birthrate Plus standard in tabular form; and if he will mak...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of 20 week foetal anomaly scans carried out in maternity hospitals in each of the years 2010 to 2017 and to date in 2018, by community health organisation and individual maternity hospit...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of foetal medicine experts operating in maternity hospitals by community health organisation and individual maternity hospital in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the mat...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of funding and implementing the national maternity strategy; and if a breakdown of spending costs will be provided.More Button

Dental Services Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the waiting lists for dentistry and orthodontic services in north County Dublin by children and youth services and adult services in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Orthodontic Services Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children on the general waiting list for orthodontic diagnostics at Merlin Park, University Hospital Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children on the general waiting list for orthodontic diagnostics at University Hospital Galway due to the lack of a suitable dental X-ray machine in the radiography department; and if...More Button

Orthodontic Services Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the average waiting time for orthodontic treatment by HSE area in each of the years 2008 to 2017 and to date in 2018.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the funding for the Health Service Executive orthodontic service in each of the years 2006 to 2017 and to date in 2018, in tabular form; the estimated cost of extending the direct provision of orth...More Button

Ambulance Service Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of private ambulances operating; the hospital or hospital group they are working with; and the amount spent on private ambulances by hospital or hospital group in each of the years 2010 ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of purchasing, equipping and staffing 12 new ambulances.More Button

Capital Expenditure Programme

Asked the Minister for Health: 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. More Button

Hospital Beds Data

Asked the Minister for Health: 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. More Button

Home Care Packages Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: 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. More Button

Home Help Service Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: 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. More Button

Nursing Staff Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated unit cost of hiring 100 nurses on an average nurse's pay grade. More Button

Midwifery Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated unit cost of hiring 100 midwives on an average midwife's pay grade. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of employing a midwife. More Button

Occupational Therapy Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of hiring 100 occupational therapists on the average occupational therapist pay grade. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of employing an occupational therapist. More Button

Speech and Language Therapy Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of hiring 100 speech and language therapists on the average position pay grade. More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of employing a speech and language therapist. More Button

Dental Services Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of hiring ten dentists on the average dentist's pay grade. More Button

Physiotherapy Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of hiring 100 physiotherapists on the average physiotherapist's pay grade. More Button

Nursing Staff Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of employing a staff nurse.More Button

Information and Communications Technology

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of increasing the HSE information technology budget to bring it to the EU and OECD averages, respectively; the estimated cost of increasing the HSE information technology budget ...More Button

General Practitioner Services

Asked the Minister for Health: if the estimate of the cost of introducing free general practitioner care for all persons was between €330 million and €365 million, excluding those younger than six and older than 70 years of age;...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated costs of introducing free general practitioner care to all persons based on the current scope, fee structure and payments to general practitioners; and if he will make a statement on ...More Button

Medical Card Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of awarding medical cards for all adults with disabilities.More Button

Prescriptions Charges

Asked the Minister for Health: the estimated cost of abolishing prescription charges; the estimated cost of the phased abolition of charges by 50 cent; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Emergency Departments Waiting Times

Asked the Minister for Health: the emergency department waiting times greater than 24 hours for persons over 75 years of age in 2018; if the targets were met; if not, the number of persons over 75 years of age who have had a wai...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of persons aged 75 years of age or over who experienced an emergency department waiting time of more than 24 hours in 2017 and to date in 2018; the hospital in which this occurred by mon...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if the HSE target of eliminating emergency department waiting times of greater than 24 hours for persons over 75 years of age was met for 2018; the number of persons over 75 years of age who have h...More Button