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Lynch, Kathleen

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Home Care Packages

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

The Deputy may be referring to training programmes for people with disabilities. The Health Service Executive (HSE) funds Rehabilitative (lifeskills) training, while Vocational Training programmes...More Button

I propose to take Questions Nos. 459 and 473 together.More Button

This Government is committed to ensuring that vulnerable people with disabilities in residential services are safeguarded and protected, and that their quality of life is enhanced. With this in ...More Button

Work is also continuing in my Department on both the 'Registration and Inspection' regulations and the 'Care and Welfare' regulations required to bring the standards into law. These are being de...More Button

HSE National Service Plans outline, as required in legislation, the type and volume of services to be provided each year in return for the resources made available by the Oireachtas.

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Health Services Provision

Decisions to transfer patients are made by treating clinicians if it is determined that the patient's condition warrants such a transfer. As this is a service matter the question has been referred...More Button

Health Professions Admission Test Administration

As this is a service matter it has again been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

HSE Properties

I understand that officials in my Department have contacted the Health Service Executive on this matter and the HSE has informed my officials that they are in the process of preparing a response to...More Button

Care of the Elderly

As this is a service matter it has again been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Hospital Bed Data

The HSE replied to Deputy Ferris on this matter on the 8th November 2012.More Button

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply. However, I would like to advise the Deputy that the Community Hospital of the Assumption is regist...More Button

Home Help Service Provision

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Government policy is to support older people to live in dignity and independence in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. Mainstream Home Help and enhanced Home Care Package ser...More Button

The capacity of the Health Service Executive to provide approved levels of home support services is continually reviewed in the context of overall resources available at particular times.More Button

In addition, the Special Delivery Unit, the HSE and the Department have been working on a joint Acute Hospital/Community Service "home to home" initiative. This joined up approach seeks to speed ...More Button

The Government's intention is to continue to maximise the use of all of the above initiatives, in the overall context of health reform and resource availability.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

As this is a service matter this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Nursing Home Accommodation

I would like to advise the Deputy that all public residential centres for older people in the Sligo/Leitrim area are registered with the Health Information and Quality Authority. In relation to the...More Button

In the National Service Plan the HSE anticipated that in 2012 a small number of public residential units would close, and further, that between 555-898 beds would close across a range of public uni...More Button

In the absence of reform, bed closures result in increased cost of care within the public system, undermining the viability of public units and reducing the overall number of older people who can...More Button

The HSE is working closely with the Department to develop an overall sets of proposals for the Minister.More Button

Health Services Regulation

Government for National Recovery, 2011-2016 commits the Government to developing and implementing national standards for home support services, which will be subject to inspection by the Hea...More Button

Mental Health Services Funding

I propose to take Questions Nos. 512 and 531 together.

  Funding from the €35 million special provision for mental health in 2012 was allocated for measures primarily to further ...More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

The introduction of "Access protocols for 16 and 17 year olds" from 1 January 2013" will ensure the expansion of mental health services to all up to 18 years. The protocol pr...More Button

  Question No. 531 answered with Question No. 512.More Button

Health Services Staff Issues

As this is a service matter this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.More Button

Mobility Allowance Appeals

As the Deputy's question relates to service matters I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.More Button

Nursing Home Subventions

As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button