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Broughan, Thomas P.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Child Poverty

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: if she will establish a cross-departmental task force to address the recent finding of a survey on income and living conditions that children in one-parent families are much more likely to live in ...More Button

Of the 800,000 or so of our fellow citizens who live in poverty, approximately 250,000 of them are children. This question refers to the EU-SILC report that we received recently. The at risk of p...More Button

Child Poverty (Continued)

One of the areas on which the Minister and her colleague, the Minister for Social Protection, may have an influence is the changes the previous Government made to the one-parent allowance in 2012. ...More Button

Homeless Persons Supports

Asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: her plans with the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government to monitor and protect the well-being of children experiencing homelessness; and if she will make a statement on th...More Button

Emergency Accommodation Provision

Asked the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: if he has requested the local authorities to report to him on the reporting mechanisms in place to ensure cleanliness and safety standards in emergency accommodation; the legislation or statutory i...More Button

HSE Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: if he is considering any sanctions to higher tier management structures in the HSE and hospitals for mismanagement of waiting lists, for failure to reduce waiting lists and for failure to improve p...More Button

Hospital Staff Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the ratio of managers to consultants and managers to nursing staff in each acute hospital; if efficiencies can be made at administrative management level, especially in hospitals with longer than s...More Button

Health Services

Asked the Minister for Health: the consultative process that exists within his Department to receive input, feedback, complaints and suggested solutions from health care staff on the improvement and management of health care ser...More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: if his Department and the HSE have estimated the cost of reducing hospital waiting lists below nine weeks; if he has requested that a review of waiting lists be conducted to ensure that the correct...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: his views on a programme (details supplied), which showed a number of children in severe pain due to waiting lists for surgeries; the immediate action he is going to take to address waiting lists; ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children here with scoliosis who have been waiting for surgery for between three months and six months, six months and nine months, nine months and 12 months, 12 months and 18 months ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of surgeries for scoliosis taking place each week in hospitals around the country in 2016 and to date in 2017 indicating the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will report on the assessment his Department is making of the use of resources by the HSE; the areas that are creating waiting lists of over six months for surgery; the steps he is taking alo...More Button

Hospital Beds Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of acute hospital beds in hospitals in 1987, 1997, 2007 and 2017; the number of consultants or specialist doctors per capita in 1987, 1997, 2007 and 2017; and if he will make a statement...More Button

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Asked the Minister for Health: the annual cost of running the national treatment purchase fund, NTPF; the outcomes of the NTPF; the way in which it is meeting its aim of supporting performance improvement to treat patients faste...More Button

National Treatment Purchase Fund Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of persons on the National Treatment Purchase Fund, NTPF, pre-admit procedures list for between three months and six months, six months and nine months, nine months and 12 months, 12 mon...More Button

Hospital Staff Recruitment

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of additional clinical nurse specialist posts in diabetes care for adults approved for recruitment at Beaumont Hospital; if those posts have yet to be advertised; and if he will make a s...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will allocate funding for the recruitment of two full-time consultant geneticists for the HSE National Rare Disease Office; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Driver Licences

Asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport: if he plans to introduce legislation to ensure that drivers inform the Road Safety Authority of a change of address, along the lines of the UK's legislation which fines drivers £1,000 for not infor...More Button