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Durkan, Bernard J.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business (Continued)

The criminal justice (money laundering and terrorist financing) (amendment) Bill is promised legislation. In view of the activities on the high seas and the value of drugs being seized internation...More Button

Ábhair Shaincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Matters

I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 29A and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Mary Butler - to discuss t...More Button

The matters raised by Deputy Breathnach, Deputy Durkan, Deputy Stanley and Deputies Thomas Byrne, O'Loughlin, Rabbitte and O'Callaghan have been selected for discussion. More Button

Disabilities Assessments (Continued)

It has been agreed that Deputy Murphy O'Mahony will ask Question No. 50 on behalf of Deputy Michael McGrath.More Button

Home Care Packages Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which adequate provision has been made in respect of home care packages, with particular reference to the need to concentrate on home care, thereby alleviating the pressure on hospita...More Button

My question relates to a well-known subject. What provision has been made for home care packages to alleviate the burden on hospital beds and accident and emergency departments?More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his reply. Have comparisons been made between hospitals and community care areas throughout the regions as to the most effective and efficient method of deliverin...More Button

Message from Select Committee

The Select Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, and Taoiseach has completed its consideration of the Credit Union Restructuring Board (Dissolution) Bill 2019 and has made no amendme...More Button

Emergency Departments Services

Late last night, I had occasion to visit Naas General Hospital in response to a call from a constituent whose child had been admitted at 5 a.m. yesterday. This child had previously been in the car...More Button

What I am about to describe applies to many other hospitals throughout the country. What I saw at almost midnight last night was chaotic. It was a sad reflection on all the work done by many pe...More Button

Only one doctor, a registrar, was available. I do not know why that was. No bed was available, even though the parents of this child had made repeated interventions, all to no avail, with conse...More Button

I make this suggestion. I do not care what the cause is; it is time to do something about it. We have all gone down this route previously and raised this issue. Every time we are told of some ...More Button

I ask for an immediate review of the facilities at Naas hospital with a view to ensuring that day patients can get through the emergency department, ED, in a reasonably efficient, effective and r...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which he continues to make progress in addressing the issue of overcrowding at accident and emergency departments in hospitals nationwide; the extent to which the issues affecting the...More Button

Emergency Departments Services (Continued)

I thank the Minister of State for a comprehensive reply that, to be fair, deals with the issues that have arisen. The problem is how soon we can expect a resolution. Patients and their families a...More Button

The time has come to take an initiative in respect of this hospital. I would suggest an immediate review of the facilities there and the number of staff available, on call and ready to work at a...More Button

Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Health) Bill 2019: Second Stage [Private Members] (Continued)

Personal, Deputy.More Button

It is personal.More Button

Sorry, Deputy-----More Button

I do not need to talk to people, Deputy. I am going to call you to order.More Button

I am listening to you. I want to tell you Deputy, you are out of order. You are using the House to personally attack somebody. You are not entitled to do that. You are out of order. Resume you...More Button

I call the Minister of State, who has ten minutes. There are no more speakers.More Button

Medicinal Products Availability

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which patients here have ready access to modern drugs in line with their availability throughout the European Union; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

HSE Planning

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which he expects the proposed winter action plan to deal with likely eventualities arising in the public hospital sector over the winter months; and if he will make a statement on the...More Button

Cancer Screening Programmes

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which the women involved in the cervical smear test issues have had their cases dealt with to their satisfaction; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Primary Care Centres

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which he expects the provision of primary care centres nationwide to alleviate the congestion at general hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Medical Card Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of full medical card holders nationwide; the extent to which this number has fluctuated in the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Procedures

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of children or other patients who have undergone scoliosis procedures on a monthly basis in the past two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Beds Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which the need for extra beds is being addressed at hospitals nationwide; if progress is being achieved; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists Data

Asked the Minister for Health: the number of patients awaiting cardiovascular procedures; the length of time they have been on waiting lists for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the average length of time patients can expect to wait for orthopaedic procedures; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Departmental Budgets

Asked the Minister for Health: the extent to which he remains satisfied regarding the adequacy of the 2020 health budget notwithstanding the experience in previous years; and if he will make a statement on the matter.More Button

Hospital Waiting Lists

Asked the Minister for Health: when a medical procedure will be scheduled for a person (details supplied).More Button

Invalidity Pension Applications

Asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection: when an invalidity pension will be made available to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter.More Button