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Butler, Mary

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Mental Health Services Reports: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

I thank the Minister of State for his comprehensive outline. I compliment my colleague, Deputy Browne, on the work he has done to date.More Button

The recent report, regardless of what we have heard, highlights many areas of concern. Some of the failures make for stark reading. There is an ongoing crisis in mental health services for chil...More Button

The report states clearly that the first introduction of a child or adolescent to mental healthcare should not be through a service or building that is not specifically equipped to deal with his ...More Button

The waiting lists and waiting times are too long. I am calling for a renewed focus to reduce these service deficits. I welcome what the Minister of State has said about the new 170-bed hospital...More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: the action he is taking to reduce waiting times for outpatient appointments in Waterford University Hospital in which the number of persons waiting over 18 months stood at 11,412 at the end of May ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to examine the extensive outpatient waiting list at University Hospital Waterford in relation to ophthalmological services; his views on whether the waiting lists are too long; and if his...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to examine the extensive outpatient waiting list at University Hospital Waterford in relation to orthopaedic services; his views on whether the waiting lists are too long; if his attentio...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his plans to examine the extensive outpatient waiting list at University Hospital Waterford in relation to urologist services; his views on whether the waiting lists are too long; if his attention ...More Button

DEIS Data

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the percentage of schools that have DEIS status in rural areas compared to those with DEIS status in the five major cities and larger towns; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

DEIS Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: the criteria that determines whether a school can receive DEIS band status; if location is one of the main criteria; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Education and Skills: when the next round of DEIS bands will be allocated to national schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Speech and Language Therapy Staff

Asked the Minister for Health: when a replacement staff member will be appointed for the position of speech and language therapist in the west Waterford network 1 area while the existing speech and language therapist is on mater...More Button

Hospital Appointments Status

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) will receive an appointment with a respiratory consultant at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) will be called for an initial appointment for assessment at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Health Services Reports

Asked the Minister for Health: when the national review under way of cardiac services will conclude; when the report will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

National Treatment Purchase Fund Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of persons treated under the National Treatment Purchase Fund, NTPF, in each month to date in 2019; the specialties treated by percentage, in tabular form; and if he will make a statemen...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the amount the National Treatment Purchase Fund, NTPF, has spent in the first five months of 2019 treating those on waiting lists in excess of 11 months wait; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button