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Ó Caoláin, Caoimhghín

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013: Motion

I move:More Button

Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Continued)

I support the three amendments in the grouping. It is arguable that others could be grouped with them. I note the single distinction between amendments Nos. 1 to 3, inclusive, and amendments Nos....More Button

There is a sound and practical case for making amendment No. 1 to include in the Bill a definition of "non-interchangeable medicinal products". It is a reasonable proposition for which the Bill,...More Button

On Second Stage, other Members and I confirmed our welcome of the intent of this legislation. This welcome did not need to be repeated in our contributions at the outset of Report Stage. However,...More Button

We are not being asked to substitute; that is not the task before us but, as legislators, we have a duty to provide the greatest protections possible. We do so across a range of other areas from...More Button

Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Bill 2012 [Seanad]: Report Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

I move amendment No. 4:More Button

Other Deputies and I have received direct testimony during the course of hearings at the health committee, as well as through meeting individual sufferers of epilepsy and their representative voice...More Button

Amendment No. 1 sought to include the definition of non-interchangeable medicinal products, but the Minister would not accept it, which is reflective of the Government’s general disposition to Co...More Button

Those who have campaigned for the exclusion of AEDs, anti-epileptic drugs, from the terms of the legislation want to have their concerns recognised in the Bill. It is important that they have ce...More Button

Social Welfare Appeals Data

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: if she will introduce a database of appeals decisions that would be accessible to the public in view of the fact that appeals decisions could be considered quasi-judicial in character.More Button

Gender Recognition

Asked the Minister for Social Protection: the date on which she will introduce gender recognition legislation.More Button

Mental Health Services Provision

Asked the Minister for Health: in relation to the filling of the 414 posts for community mental health services committed to in the Health Service Executive National Service Plan 2012, the number of these positions that have bee...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: in relation to the occupational therapists appointed in 2012 and 2013 to community mental health teams, if he will indicate if these newly appointed staff are receiving supervision from a senior pr...More Button

HSE Funding

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will rescind the decision taken by the Health Service Executive to either wholly or partly stop the issue of a research grant provided by his Department to the ISQSH via the HSE; and if he wi...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if he will advise where the funding for the ISQSH research grant has gone, along with the funds for other organisations such as the Irish Patients' Association, amounting in excess of €300k; if the...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if a value for money review or a cost benefit analysis was undertaken in advance of the decision to cut funding to ISQSH; the criteria used; if he will make available a copy of same; and if he will...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason a new non independent organisation (details supplied) has been established within the Health Service Executive despite the existence and work of ISQSH; the reason the ISQSH was not merge...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason the Health Service Executive has decided to use the NHS/PICKER tool despite the existence of established resources; the cost to secure the PICKER tool; the reason they did not seek to bu...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason he did not prioritise the retention of an independent organisation like the ISQSH and other independent organisations rather than internalising their work competency within the HSE; and ...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: if there was any attempt made to reassign work from overworked areas in hospitals such as patient complaints analysis, patient feedback and patient experience and to give same to dedicated speciali...More Button

Asked the Minister for Health: the reason there was no discussion with ISQSH prior to the decision to withdraw funding; the further reason the ISQSH was not given the opportunity to receive less funding as opposed to no funding ...More Button