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 Header Item Written Answers Nos. 1166-1182
 Header Item Primary Care Services Provision
 Header Item Medical Card Applications
 Header Item Hospital Appointment Status
 Header Item Hospital Appointment Status
 Header Item Health Services
 Header Item Health Services
 Header Item Nursing Homes Support Scheme Applications
 Header Item Medical Card Data

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 835 No. 1

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Written Answers Nos. 1166-1182

Primary Care Services Provision

 1166. Deputy John McGuinness Information on John McGuinness Zoom on John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly if shoes will be provided in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny.  [13924/14]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Alex White): Information on Alex White Zoom on Alex White The HSE is responsible for the administration of the primary care schemes, therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Medical Card Applications

 1167. Deputy Tom Fleming Information on Tom Fleming Zoom on Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly if he will expedite a full medical card in respect of persons (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13927/14]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Alex White): Information on Alex White Zoom on Alex White The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.

The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has issued to Oireachtas members.

Hospital Appointment Status

 1168. Deputy Robert Troy Information on Robert Troy Zoom on Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly when a person (details supplied) will be granted a date for an operation.  [13934/14]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly In relation to the particular patient query raised by the Deputy, as this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to him directly.

Hospital Appointment Status

 1169. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Information on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin Zoom on Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly when a person (details supplied) in County Dublin will receive a hospital appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13950/14]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly The National Waiting List Management Policy, A standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, January 2013, has been developed to ensure that all administrative, managerial and clinical staff follow an agreed national minimum standard for the management and administration of waiting lists for scheduled care. This policy, which has been adopted by the Health Service Executive, sets out the processes that hospitals are to implement to manage waiting lists.

   In relation to this particular query raised by the Deputy, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.

Health Services

 1170. Deputy Billy Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the circumstances surrounding the death of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13956/14]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly In relation to the incident the Deputy is referring to, may I offer my condolences to the family. I have also asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.

Health Services

 1171. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan Information on Bernard Durkan Zoom on Bernard Durkan asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly if the most recent copy of the anaesthetist report in the case of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 10 will be furnished to the family in early date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13957/14]

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly In relation to the particular query raised by the Deputy, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to him directly.

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Applications

 1172. Deputy Ciarán Lynch Information on Ciaran Lynch Zoom on Ciaran Lynch asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly when funding will be made available under the fair deal scheme to provide care for a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13969/14]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Information on Kathleen Lynch Zoom on Kathleen Lynch As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.

Medical Card Data

 1173. Deputy John O'Mahony Information on John O'Mahony Zoom on John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the number of reviews and-or appeals received by the Health Service Executive's primary care reimbursement service that were made by holders of medical and-or GP cards in February 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13972/14]

 1174. Deputy John O'Mahony Information on John O'Mahony Zoom on John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the number of reviews and-or appeals received by the Health Service Executive's primary care reimbursement service that were made by holders of medical and-or GP cards in January 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13973/14]

 1175. Deputy John O'Mahony Information on John O'Mahony Zoom on John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the number of reviews and-or appeals received by the Health Service Executive's primary care reimbursement service that were made by holders of medical and-or GP cards in December 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13974/14]

 1176. Deputy John O'Mahony Information on John O'Mahony Zoom on John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the number of reviews and-or appeals received by the Health Service Executive's primary care reimbursement service that were made by holders of medical and-or GP cards in November 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13975/14]

 1177. Deputy John O'Mahony Information on John O'Mahony Zoom on John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the number of reviews and-or appeals received by the Health Service Executive's primary care reimbursement service that were made by holders of medical and-or GP cards in October 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13976/14]

 1178. Deputy John O'Mahony Information on John O'Mahony Zoom on John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the number of medical and-or GP cards that were withdrawn from persons in February 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13978/14]

 1179. Deputy John O'Mahony Information on John O'Mahony Zoom on John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the number of medical and-or GP cards that were withdrawn from persons in January 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13979/14]

 1180. Deputy John O'Mahony Information on John O'Mahony Zoom on John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the number of medical and-or GP cards that were withdrawn from persons in December 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13980/14]

 1181. Deputy John O'Mahony Information on John O'Mahony Zoom on John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the number of medical and-or GP cards that were withdrawn from persons in November 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13981/14]

 1182. Deputy John O'Mahony Information on John O'Mahony Zoom on John O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health Information on Dr. James Reilly Zoom on Dr. James Reilly the number of medical and-or GP cards that were withdrawn from persons in October 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter.  [13982/14]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Alex White): Information on Alex White Zoom on Alex White I propose to take Questions Nos. 1173 to 1182, inclusive, together.

  The information sought by the Deputy is not readily available. However, I have asked the Health Service Executive to supply this information to me and I will forward it to the Deputy as soon as possible.


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