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Smith, Brendan

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.

Cross-Border Health Initiatives

Asked the Minister for Health: if additional resources will be provided for the processing of claims under the cross-border directiveMore Button

The cross-border directive scheme has become more and more popular, there is a greater awareness of it and we all know of people who have availed of it. At present, in my reckoning from dealing wi...More Button

I welcome the additional resources being provided. From speaking to constituents throughout Cavan and Monaghan, and from the point of view of a public representative, I know the personnel in that ...More Button

Most of the people availing of the cross-border directive are aged over 60 or even over 70. We are aware that most of the procedures undertaken are either on hips, knees or cataracts, and it is ...More Button

My understanding was that, at some stage, the HSE proposed that it wanted a turnaround of 20 working days, which is roughly a month, and I believe that is what we should aspire to. Over the year...More Button

Cross-Border Health Initiatives (Continued)

My understanding from my constituency work is that the applications made in August are the ones being processed at present, so the turnaround is in excess of three months. We want it back to 20 wo...More Button

Ambulance Service

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason for the significant deterioration in ambulance turnaround times in Cavan General Hospital between September 2017 and September 2019.More Button

Beef Industry

Asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: the measures he plans to assist beef producers attain at least the average EU price for their livestock; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Early Childhood Care and Education Funding

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: the reason a system (details supplied) is in place; if Pobal will be instructed to address the anomaly; and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button