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Reilly, James

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
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Home Help Service Provision

Was asked: if further home help hours will be allocated in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; if he will expedite a response as a matter of urgencyMore Button

Was asked: the position regarding home help in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the position regarding home help hours and the provision currently being made for those in need; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Tobacco Control Measures

Was asked: the reason tar levels are not prominently displayed on rolling tobacco; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The 2001 Tobacco Products Directive (2001/37/EC) relates to the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco products in the EU. This directive sets out the provision that the tar, nicotine and ca...More Button

The European Commission has undertaken a public consultation in relation to this Directive in order to ascertain whether the existing Directive is adequately functioning in view of new internatio...More Button

Medical Card Applications

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Louth may expect a decision on an application for a medical card.More Button

Was asked: if he will approve and expedite a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: if he will expedite an application for a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Offaly may expect a decision on a hospital appointmentMore Button

Improving access to outpatient services is the next priority for the Government. Building on work already undertaken by the HSE, the NTPF has now taken over the reporting of outpatient waiting time...More Button

In parallel with reducing the numbers of longest waiters, the SDU will also work with the HSE Clinical Programmes to reform the structure, organisation and delivery of outpatient services to ensu...More Button

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 760 of 19 July 2012, if he will review the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny with a view to granting an early hospital appointmentMore Button

Improving access to outpatient services is the next priority for the Government. Building on work already undertaken by the HSE, the NTPF has now taken over the reporting of outpatient waiting time...More Button

In parallel with reducing the numbers of longest waiters, the SDU will also work with the HSE Clinical Programmes to reform the structure, organisation and delivery of outpatient services to ensu...More Button

Voluntary Sector Funding

Was asked: if he will support the Neurological Alliance of Ireland 2013 in order to protect the 700,000 people and their familiesMore Button

Hospital Services

Was asked: if he will consider providing additional staff and resources and roll out the interim community intervention team pilot scheme to all of County Kerry and support early discharges from Kerry General...More Button

The funding pressures now being experienced in the health services mean that the acute sector must reduce its costs in order to deliver the agreed level of activity within the resources available t...More Button

Medical Aids and Appliances Applications

Was asked: if a hearing device will be provided to a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Water Fluoridation

Was asked: if a cost benefit analysis has been undertaken with regard to the fluoridation of water, and in the context of the banning of this practise in other countries, the reason it is continuing hereMore Button

Symphysiotomy Report

Was asked: if he will provide a time frame for the publication of the Walsh Report; the reasons for the excessive delay in publication; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

As the Deputy is aware, Professor Oonagh Walsh, independent researcher was commissioned by the Chief Medical Officer in my Department to draft a report in relation to the practice of symphysiotomy ...More Button

The Report was conducted in two stages. The first stage is an independent academic research report, which is based on an analysis of published medical reports and research. The draft report conta...More Button

Hospitals Funding

Was asked: the budget deficit for the Children's University Hospital at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in Dublin at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for the National Maternity Hospital in Dublin at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Our Lady's Children's Hospital at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Tallaght Hospital in Dublin at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Connolly Hospital in Dublin at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Beaumont Hospital in Dublin at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Dublin at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Cork University Hospital at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Kerry General Hospital at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Galway University Hospital at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Letterkenny General Hospital in County Donegal at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick, at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, County Westmeath, at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for the Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore, County Offaly, at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, County Laois, at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Waterford Regional Hospital at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Naas General Hospital, County Kildare, at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Cavan General Hospital at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Our Lady’s Hospital, Navan, County Meath at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for Wexford General Hospital at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for South Tipperary General Hospital at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the budget deficit for St Luke’s General Hospital, County Kilkenny at the end of November 2012; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 135 to 159, inclusive, together.

  The information requested by the Deputy has not yet been published by the Health Service Executive. However, I...More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Was asked: the number of vacancies in the community mental health teams at present; and the locations and grades where each vacancy occurs.More Button

Long-Term Illness Scheme Eligibility

Was asked: if he will include non CF bronchiectasis on the long term illness scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Vaccination Programme

Was asked: when he will bring a proposal to Dáil Éireann setting out a package of supports for those who developed narcolepsy as a result of vaccination with Pandemrix; and the date on which he will re-establ...More Button

I am committed to bringing a Memorandum to Government setting out the full response to the issue. My Department is considering all possible supports which may need to be put in place for those aff...More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

Was asked: the income guidelines that will apply to medical card applicants in 2013More Button

Patient Safety Agency

Was asked: the position regarding the Programme for Government commitment to establish a Patient Safety Authority incorporating the Health Information Quality Authority; if he will outline the basis on which ...More Button

In considering the options and possible organisational structures of the Patient Safety Agency (PSA) my Department has taken account of the international experience and the existing and emerging st...More Button

The role and inter-relationship of the PSA with the reforming health system needs to be carefully designed and developed. My Department is liaising with the Health Service Executive on the detail...More Button

Primary Care Centres Provision

Was asked: the position regarding the development of the primary care centre in Longford town; if his attention has been drawn to any planning difficulties associated with sewage facilities, or any other faci...More Button

The new primary care centre for Longford Town is located at Ballyminion, Farranyoogan, Co Longford and is separate to the Glen Riada development. The primary care centre has been completed in acco...More Button

Public Procurement Tenders

Was asked: the extent to which Irish providers can supply goods and services to the Health Service Executive in respect of special footwear, clothing or other appliances which are sometimes provided by broker...More Button