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Reilly, James

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 Nbr. 2


Order of Business

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Written Answers - Nursing Homes Support Scheme

Was asked: further to Parliamentary Question No. 360 of 15 December 2011, when a reply will issue from the Health Service Executive. More Button

Written Answers - Medical Cards

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Kerry may expect to have their medical card issued in view of the fact that they submitted their renewal application in the same envelope as their spouse&...More Button

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in County Waterford has not received a medical card despite having applied several months ago; when this person can expect to hear back regarding their medica...More Button

Was asked: the percentage of medical card applications made in 2011 that were processed within the 15-day period targeted by the Health Service Executive; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the total number of medical card applications and renewals in progress in each county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the total number of outstanding general practitioner card applications and renewals in each county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the average waiting time for a medical card in the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the average waiting time from the time an application for a medical card is first made to the time it is granted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: when a medical card decision will issue in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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

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

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

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

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

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

Was asked: when a decision will issue on a medical card appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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

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

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

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

Was asked: when a decision will issue on a medical card application 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 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

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

Was asked: when a medical card will issue in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the formation of the primary care reimbursement service for medical card administration, the number of new medical card applications nationally that have been received; if he will provide a breakdo...More Button

Written Answers - Health Services

Was asked: the position regarding home help hours in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. More Button

Was asked: his plans to reopen the diabetes eye clinic at Ennis, County Clare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

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

Was asked: the position regarding the roll out of primary care centres; the address of the primary care centres on the north side of Dublin; his plans to open new primary care centres on the north side of Dub...More Button

The delivery of health services is a service matter. Therefore your question on the roll out and addresses of primary care centres on the northside of Dublin has been referred to the Health Servic...More Button

At the request of my Department, the HSE is carrying out an assessment of current Primary Care Centre provision which is at an advanced stage and will be submitted to my Department shortly. Follo...More Button

The proposed plan requires my approval with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. Details of the plan will be published by the Executive following its approval.More Button

Was asked: if the following will be considered in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the taxi costs for transporting all patients in County Clare to and from Ennis and Limerick hospitals, for hospital treatments and appointments over the past five years; and if he will make a state...More Button

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

Written Answers - Departmental Properties

Was asked: the proposed future use by the Health Service Executive of Chamber House, Tallaght, Dublin 24. More Button

Written Answers - Nursing Home Reviews

Was asked: if he will provide an update on the review in relation to a nursing home (details supplied) in Dublin 24. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Services

Was asked: if he will provide an update on the proposed transfer of the Coombe Maternity Hospital, Dublin, to Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. More Button

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

Was asked: the provisions being considered and being made for the ongoing adequate care of the approximately 50 long-term mental illness patients who currently attend the psychiatric day-care facilities at Ba...More Button

Was asked: his plans for the future of St. Mary’s Hospital, Castleblayney, County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Departmental Funding

Was asked: if he will provide details of the future funding of Fettercairn Health Care Project, Tallaght, Dublin 24. More Button

Was asked: if he will ensure that funding for Letterkenny General Hospital, County Donegal, is not cut further in 2012 and will at least provide the same level of service in 2012 as in 2011. More Button

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

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation

Was asked: the progress that has been made regarding a prioritised proposal of the development of a 20-bed inpatient palliative care unit on the grounds of Waterford Regional Hospital; and if he will make a s...More Button

Written Answers - Hospitals Building Programme

Was asked: if he will provide a list in tabular form of capital investment made by him in all regional hospitals and care facilities on a county basis, broken down for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and...More Button

The management and delivery of the health capital programme is a service matter. Therefore your question has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Staff

Was asked: when the clinical nurse specialist and the senior speech and language therapist, as sanctioned by the Health Service Executive as part of its stroke service plan 2011, will be appointed to Letterke...More Button

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

Was asked: if he will provide information in respect of the numbers of Health Service Executive employees who have applied for the retirement scheme for the public service which will take effect at the end of...More Button

A breakdown by grade and region of the staff cohort who have indicated that they will retire in the months of January and February 2012 has been provided by the HSE and is presented in the followin...More Button

Written Answers - Care of the Elderly

Was asked: the position regarding the progress made on the points agreed by his special adviser on his behalf at a meeting with representatives from St.Patrick’s Hospital and St. Francis Welfare Home, F...More Button

Written Answers - Long-Term Illness Scheme

Was asked: if he will consider that Crohn’s disease be put on the long-term illness scheme list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Allowances

Was asked: the reason behind the decision to cut the disabled sheltered attendance allowance by €20 per week with effect from 13 January 2012. More Button

Written Answers - Primary Care Strategy

Was asked: if there are plans to increase financial support and support services for those suffering from Crohn’s disease and other serious illnesses while the majority of funding is allocated to diabet...More Button

Written Answers - Health Service Funding

Was asked: if he will grant the funding necessary to the Jack and Jill Foundation to enable it to expand the services it provides to children; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: the position regarding waiting times (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

Was asked: the current waiting list for rheumatology services in County Kerry; and if he will urgently proceed with putting in place an upgraded service to facilitate Kerry patients More Button

I am determined to address the issues which cause unacceptable delays in patients receiving treatment in our hospitals. In this regard I have established the Special Delivery Unit (SDU), which wil...More Button

As a priority, public hospitals were instructed to ensure that, by the end of 2011, they had no patients waiting more than 12 months for treatment. I can confirm that the vast majority of hospital...More Button

The management of waiting lists generally is a matter for the HSE and the individual hospitals concerned. I have, therefore, referred the Deputy’s question to the Executive for direct reply.More Button

Written Answers - Medical Aids and Appliances

Was asked: the criteria used by the Health Service Executive regarding applicants for medical appliances; the current waiting time for priority one category applicants is 14 months; if he is satisfied that th...More Button

Written Answers - Hospital Staff

Was asked: the steps he will take with the Health Service Executive to ensure that rheumatologist consultant approved by the HSE in the 2010 priority programme for Kerry General Hospital scheduled for appoint...More Button

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