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Reilly, James

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


HSE Staff Remuneration

Was asked: if the increment that was paid to staff nurses who took on additional responsibilities and moved to the position of senior staff nurse which was discontinued in 2009 will be reinstated; if the chan...More Button

Under the moratorium on staff recruitment and promotions in place since 2009, appointments to the post of Senior Staff Nurse, which had been granted after 20 years service, have been withheld since...More Button

Was asked: if he will outline the measures to date, throughout the past 18 months, by the State to reduce costs by dental practitioners and medical practitioners in our economy in response to our economic dif...More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) will be admitted to St. Clare's unit, Temple Street Children's University Hospital, Dublin, for urgent medical treatment and support. More Button

As advised to the Deputy's office by telephone on 3rd December the sensitivities of this case are such that my Department is corresponding directly with the Children and Family Services Directorate...More Button

Was asked: the hospital in which a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 will receive an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The management of waiting lists for patients awaiting public health care is based on the principle that urgent and cancer patients are prioritised for treatment, then clinically assessed routine p...More Button

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Oversight

Was asked: the progress he has made with the review of the fair deal scheme; if in this review, active consideration will be given to the role the sheltered housing provided by non-profit housing associations...More Button

HSE Funding

Was asked: the bodies that are funded under section 38 of the Health Act 2004; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Section 38 of the Health Act 2004 provides for the Health Service Executive, subject to its available resources, to enter into an arrangement with a group or agency to provide services on its behal...More Button

Services for People with Disabilities

Was asked: the funding that has been allocated in 2012 for the transfer of residents living in congregated settings into supported housing in the community; his plans in the next three years in relation to fu...More Button

Was asked: when he intends to implement the disability related promises in the 2011 Programme for Government especially individual budgets; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The Government is fully committed to the implementation of all disability-related undertakings in the Programme for Government. In respect of individual budgets, the commitment in the Programme fo...More Button

Symphysiotomy Report

Was asked: when the Walsh report in relation to symphysiotomy will be issued; his plans to deal with the fall out from this treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

My first priority is to ensure that the women who have had this procedure have their health needs comprehensively and professionally met. In this regard, the HSE provides a range of services to wom...More Button

As the Deputy is aware, my Department has commissioned an independent research report in relation to the practice of symphysiotomy in Ireland. The Research included a consultation process involv...More Button

Home Help Service Provision

Was asked: the reason home help workers in the direct employment of the Health Service Executive in County Mayo are having their hours reduced; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Was asked: the reason home help workers in the direct employment of the Health Service Executive in County Mayo are having their hours reduced while at the same time the HSE in County Mayo is retaining a priv...More Button

Was asked: the number of persons currently in receipt of private home care hours; the cost to the State for the provision for this service; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Reviews

Was asked: his plans regarding providing legislation to allow for comprehensive data sharing among State agencies to underpin the medical card self-assessment system in respect of the renewal of medical cards...More Button

Medical Card Eligibility

Was asked: if medical cards will be provided to mature students who are over the age of 25 years and return to education and have no source of income.More Button

Home Care Packages

Was asked: when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will receive a decision on their application for a home care package; the reason for the delay in making a decision; and if he will make a statement ...More Button

Vaccination Programme

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the increased incidence of narcolepsy in children and adolescents in Ireland as a result of a side-effect of the Pandemrix vaccine; if he will outline his future ...More Button

The association between Pandemic vaccination and an increased risk of narcolepsy in children/adolescents is acknowledged in the epidemiological report of the National Narcolepsy Study Steering Comm...More Button

The HSE and the Department of Education and Skills together provide a comprehensive range of services and supports to those affected. These supports and services include access to rapid diagnos...More Button

Lourdes Hospital Redress Scheme Extension

Was asked: when a review undertaken by his Department on the case of the 35 Neary women who were excluded from the redress scheme in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth, will be completed; an...More Button

The Programme for Government contains a commitment to seek a mechanism to compensate those women who were excluded on age grounds alone from the Lourdes Hospital Redress Scheme. My Department has ...More Button

Health Services Provision

Was asked: the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 9 received a bill for legal fees; and if he will clarify the legitimacy of this charge.More Button

Was asked: if he is planning any cuts in budget or service to CoAction West Cork in 2013.More Button

The level of funding which the HSE will allocate to specific organisations in 2013 will have to be determined by the Executive in the context of the overall level of resources which will be made av...More Button

HSE Properties

Was asked: the amount the Health Service Executive spent annually for 2009, 2010 and 2011 on renting residential accommodation in the counties Laois and Offaly.More Button

Management of the health property estate is a service matter. Therefore your question has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Was asked: if he will provide in tabular form details of the amount of rent paid by the Health Service Executive on renting property for both administration purposes and service provision in counties Laois an...More Button

Management of the health property estate is a service matter. Therefore your question has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.More Button

Medicinal Products Licensing

Was asked: if he will respond to a query regarding generic substitutions for medication (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Food Labelling

Was asked: if he is introducing legislation to mandate for food nutrition traffic light labelling and when this legislation will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Food labelling is currently governed by Council Directive 2000/13/EC (general labelling) and Council Directive 90/496/EEC (nutrition labelling). In November 2011, a new food labelling Regulation w...More Button

The main changes proposed include an extension of compulsory country of origin labelling to fresh meat of swine, sheep, goats and poultry, a minimum font size on food labels for ease-of-reading a...More Button

These changes will further empower the consumer to make healthy food choices. An EU Working Group has now been set up to interpret any ambiguous sections of the Regulation and to provide clarity ...More Button

Health Promotion Issues

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the media report that pro-anorexia websites are running starvation contests; the action he is taking to tackle this issue; and if he will make a statement on the ...More Button

Infectious Diseases Incidence

Was asked: the concerted action he intends to take to educate and inform persons, especially the young, to look after their sexual health in view of the fact that 320 people were newly diagnosed with HIV here...More Button

The 2011 figures on HIV and AIDS in Ireland were compiled by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). There were 320 new HIV diagnoses reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre...More Button

Substance Misuse

Was asked: the concerted action he intends to take in view of the findings in the growing up in ireland report that 15% of 13 year olds had tried alcohol; and if he will make a statement on the matter. More Button

The National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group reported in February of this year. The report contains a range of recommendations to, among other things, reduce the consumption of alcohol in...More Button

Dental Services Provision

Was asked: the concerted action his Department plans to take, in view of a recent behaviour and attitudes study stating that dental health is at crisis point and the finding that the majority of dentists beli...More Button

Was asked: if he will outline on a county basis or an area basis in the Health Service Executive the class in which children in primary schools receive their first dental check; the steps he will take to ensu...More Button

Was asked: the year in which children in primary schools in County Laois receive their first dental check; if he is satisfied that this is sufficient and should there be earlier checks; and if he will make a ...More Button

Domestic Violence Incidence

Was asked: the proposals his Department has made with regard to meeting the administrative and operational costs of a facility (details supplied) in County Kildare; if prior to the development of this facilit...More Button

In 2010 the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence was published. It aims to provide a framework for sustainable intervention to prevent and effectively respond to domesti...More Button

Nationally the HSE funds 42 frontline domestic violence service providers. 20 of these provide refuge accommodation and this number has risen from 15 since 2000. The services provide a wide ran...More Button

General Medical Services Scheme Administration

Was asked: the reason sodium chloride for infusion is not reimbursable under the GMS scheme in respect of patients in nursing homes who are not eating a normal diet. More Button

Primary Care Centres Provision

Was asked: his plans to develop primary care facilities at a centre (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

The Capital Plan 2012-2016 - expenditure for year 2012, has been approved. It contains Exchequer capital provision for the delivery of a primary care centre for Monaghan town to be located at Monag...More Button

Medical Card Applications

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

Medical Aids and Appliances Applications

Was asked: the reason a sensory dynamic orthosis lycra suit has not yet been provided by the Health Service Executive in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan; and if he will make a statem...More Button

Hospital Staff Issues

Was asked: his views on a possible shortage of suitably trained nurses in hospitals here. More Button

At present, some 1650 nurses/midwives graduate per annum from our Universities and other colleges. The Department of Health has recently completed a review of undergraduate nursing and midwifery ed...More Button

The Government has determined that, in line with its commitment to reduce the size of the public service, health sector employment numbers must be reduced substantially in 2013 and 2014. Spendin...More Button

The changes implemented through the moratorium on recruitment have had an impact on the number of nurses and midwives available. Directors of Nursing/Midwifery will continue to examine closely im...More Button

The continued reduction in staffing increases the need for reform, including greater flexibilities in work practices and rosters, as well as redeployment and the HSE is committed to fast-tracking...More Button

Nursing Education

Was asked: if his attention has been drawn to the number of nurses who have qualified here and subsequently emigrated since 2010More Button

Hospital Services

Was asked: the number of bed days lost through delayed discharges in each hospital to date in 2012More Button

This information is collected and collated by the Business Intelligence Unit within the Health Service Executive. Therefore, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Dep...More Button