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Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Home Help Service Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: if the approximately 950,000 home help hours cut in 2012 will be fully restored; if all individual recipients of home help support who had hours cut in 2012 will have them restored immediately or e...More Button

Home Help Service Provision (Continued)

In her post-budget speech, the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Deputy Kathleen Lynch, made a vague claim that there is a commitment on the part of the Government to restore home help...More Button

I have cited previously the case of a 94 year old man in my constituency whose 11 home help hours were cut to five hours. In another case, an 82 year old woman in Cork who is acutely ill with cl...More Button

I can only interpret from the Minister's reply that he intends to restore the budget to the funding level that pertained prior to 30 August 2012. One can only presume that while he is not saying t...More Button

Obesity Levels (Continued)

Last February, the Minister told the Dáil there would be a voluntary code which would be monitored over a period of time. In the event of non-compliance or if it did not bear fruit, the Minister s...More Button

Symphysiotomy Report

The Minister indicated some time early in the new year. On receipt of the report, I presume the Minister will publish it so that we have the opportunity to examine its content. Whatever the final...More Button

Symphysiotomy Report (Continued)

I accept the Minister's point that concern at this matter is shared across the board in the Chamber. I acknowledge the commitment of members of both Government parties in regard to the all-party g...More Button

I ask the Minister to accept, whatever legal advices might be presented, that there is equal and, arguably, longer standing eminent legal advice that gives a very different view. It would be a t...More Button

Medicinal Products Expenditure

When does the Minister of State expect the arrangement he has outlined to take effect? Some generic substitutions are costing between 96% and 98% of the originator medicine, which is a very margin...More Button

Second Stage of the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill was debated on Monday of this week. There is some concern that the same sense of urgency does not seem to apply to it as to ...More Button

I recommit to offer every support for the fast-tracking of this Bill which I, of course, support. We should use this opportunity to consider ideas to improve the legislation. That is how we shoul...More Button

I would welcome a situation that mirrored what the Minister of State indicated in his opening response More Button

Medicinal Products Expenditure (Continued)

That is a position we would like to get to. It cannot happen soon enough in my opinion.More Button

Ambulance Service Provision

My attention has been drawn to a report in the Donegal Democrat of Monday, 26 November. This referred to a situation where a distraught mother had to drive her unconscious child to hos...More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will set out the level of cuts to supports for disability services in 2013; if he will address the funding crisis which is affecting disability services, including day care, residential care,...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will outline proposed changes to the provision of disability services at Our Lady of Good Counsel School, Ballincollig, County Cork; if he will confirm that funding levels will be maintained ...More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

Asked the Minister for Health: the proposed changes to eligibility for the medical card that he plans to make in 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Youth Services Provision

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the reason his Department and Irish Aid terminated the strategic partnership with the National Youth Council of Ireland for the national Youth Development Education Programme; and if he will make a...More Button

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the way his Department and Irish Aid plan to implement objective three in their Strategic Plan 2007-2015, promoting public engagement for development to engage in a strategic way with voluntary you...More Button

Overseas Development Aid Provision

Asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: the total amount of funding for development education from his Department in 2010, 2011, 2012 and proposed for 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Drugs Payment Scheme Expenditure

Asked the Minister for Health: the annual State spend on high-tech drugs for 2009, 2010, 2011 and that estimated for 2012; the savings delivered in respect of the cost of these medicines over each of the years outlined; and if h...More Button

Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the occupational therapy services for children living in the Ballinasloe area of County Galway; the number of children on waiting lists for same; the longest and shortest waiting period; if there a...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive an occupational therapy appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the full details of the service level agreement entered into by the Health Service Executive Dublin North East with a company (details supplied); if he will confirm his assent for this agreement; i...More Button