118. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has had only two procedures; and if the procedure will be carried out on a regular basis. (Question 19150/18 asked on 02 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.
The National Waiting List Management Policy, a standardised approach to managing ...

1094. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health if it is the case that children, including those with special needs, who have been attending the ophthalmic clinic in Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, are now having to travel to Clonbrusk primary care centre, Athlone, for the same procedures; if he will confirm that it is presently not possible to reschedule these ophthalmic appointments to Mullingar hospital; and if his Department have information on the potential loss of ophthalmic doctors at midlands regional hospital Mullingar; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 37841/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1094 and 1095 together.
In relation to the queries raised by the Deputy, as these are service issues, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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1095. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health his views on whether is it reasonable that children with special needs are expected to travel to Athlone for appointments; and his plans to increase ophthalmic services at midlands regional hospital Mullingar (Question 37842/17 asked on 11 Sep 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 1094 and 1095 together.
In relation to the queries raised by the Deputy, as these are service issues, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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131. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter regarding physiotherapy for a person (details supplied). (Question 29276/17 asked on 22 Jun 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply.
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1140. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be given a date to undergo surgery in St James’s Hospital; if, in the event of a delay in providing a date for their surgery, it can be arranged to take place in a private hospital; and the reason they were not offered this surgery to take place in a private hospital after waiting over six months in chronic pain (Question 1146/17 asked on 17 Jan 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health Deputy Simon Harris: Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.
The scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to which ...

181. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health if an allocation of a drink supplement will be increased in respect of a person (details supplied). (Question 35291/16 asked on 16 Nov 2016 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for reply to the Deputy.
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14. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health his plans to end the scandal of adolescents being placed in acute adult mental health settings due to a lack of suitable inpatient spaces for young persons; when he will phase out this practice; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 13714/16 asked on 02 Jun 2016 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Helen McEntee): The HSE aims for the placement of children in age appropriate mental health settings as much as possible. A 95% target of appropriate placement in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Units is indicated in the National Service Plan 2016. This allows for some operational flexibility surrounding emergency placements in Adult Units. Examples of factors that influence such admissions include the availability of a bed in, or the ...

109. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health his plans to support the implementation of a 24-7 crisis support service for mental health; and the timeline for this. (Question 13715/16 asked on 02 Jun 2016 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Helen McEntee): The HSE National Service Plan 2016 aims to address the issue of 24/7 response in the Mental Health service through investment in additional liaison psychiatry services, enhanced community-based mental health provision seven days a week, and the development and staffing of crisis houses. 
Funding is also being made available this year to facilitate the transfer of some patients from the Forensic Mental Health Services to the co...

120. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of making screening available to all first blood relatives of known coeliacs. (Question 36719/15 asked on 21 Oct 2015 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): As the Deputy’s question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy. If he has not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and they will follow up the matter with them.
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193. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health if he will consider arranging a DPT course for the Crumlin-Kimmage area. (Question 28789/14 asked on 03 Jul 2014 - Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Alex White): As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.
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1434. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the length of the waiting list for child and adolescent mental health services in each of the Health Service Executive regions; if the waiting list is increasing; and the steps that have been taken to tackle the length of those waiting lists. (Question 37821/13 asked on 18 Sep 2013 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): As this is a service matter this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.
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657. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the assistance that can be given to a family (details supplied) in Dublin 8. (Question 24141/13 asked on 21 May 2013 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): My Department will look into the matter and I will respond to you directly.
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626. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the reason a community centre (details supplied) in Dublin 6 has decided to close on Thursdays; the alternative that has been provided for users suffering from Dementia and if there are plans to close the kitchens in the centre. (Question 45989/12 asked on 23 Oct 2012 - Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.
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644. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health his plans for the future use of a unit (details supplied) in Dublin 8 (Question 46213/12 asked on 23 Oct 2012 - Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): I propose to take Questions Nos. 644 and 645 together.
As these are service matters they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.
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645. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the remaining services provided at a unit (details supplied) in Dublin 8; and the locations to which the services that no longer use the unit have been redeployed (Question 46214/12 asked on 23 Oct 2012 - Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): I propose to take Questions Nos. 644 and 645 together.
As these are service matters they have been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.
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