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O'Sullivan, Maureen

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


National Stroke Programme Implementation

I welcome the opportunity to discuss this matter. The Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, explained that he had to leave, but I know he will hear about it. This issue is particularly alarming bec...More Button

The facts are that stroke is Ireland's third-leading cause of death. It is the biggest cause of adult physical disability. Some 20% to 25% of residents in nursing homes are there due to strokes...More Button

There was a stroke survivor in the AV room who was visible proof of how those procedures were working. He had a stroke a number of years ago and was totally paralysed on one side, unable to spea...More Button

In the four years from 2010 on, the national stroke programme was responsible for reducing nursing home costs by €30 million a year. If the HSE had spent €15 million a year on providing the 200 ...More Button

We know what works. Initially, prevention is needed beforehand, as well as awareness and screening programmes for those with high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation. Also required are immed...More Button

Nobody is denying the progress that has been made. However, there is a real fear that that progress is being undermined. There is somewhat a discrepancy between the facts provided in the Minister...More Button

The rate of the return home of stroke patients is falling. Returning home is more beneficial personally and costs less, but the services have to be there to ensure that. We need to look at the ...More Button

National Stroke Programme Implementation (Continued)

I want to quote from an advocate whose family have suffered strokes. He said: "Tonight hundreds of people will sit down to dinner with their families because of service improvements delivered by...More Button

Reform of An Garda Síochána: Motion [Private Members] (Continued)

There is something inherently wrong in so many of our institutions, from the church, banking, various charities and bodies, and now the Garda. It is hard to believe that an organisation could make...More Button

In my constituency of Dublin Central, we have had very serious criminal situations. We have had levels of violence almost normalised on our streets and unprecedented levels of drug dealing, and ...More Button

Much was expected of the first female Commissioner, especially one who had come up through the ranks, who had served with the undercover drugs agency - one of the first Mockies - coming through a...More Button

We have some very good Garda practise in the north inner city, particularly the community policing forum where everybody, from the gardaí to the chief superintendent, will meet the community, eit...More Button

I listened to the deliberations of the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors today. It referred to the political ping-pong in the Dáil and the numbers of investigations, examinations, tr...More Button

Insurance Industry Regulation

Asked the Minister for Finance: the requirements for operating an insurance company here; if there is a need to conform with a set of regulations laid down by the relevant Department; the penalties for not complying; if he has po...More Button

General Practitioner Data

Asked the Minister for Health: if there is a sufficient number of doctors in Dublin 7 for persons on medical cards.More Button