136. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of elective surgeries performed by speciality, by month and by hospital, for each of the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 15562/17 asked on 29 Mar 2017 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Over the last ten years, activity in acute hospitals has increased, with the total number of discharges for Inpatient and Day cases rising by 33.6 per cent, from 1,236,036 in 2006 to 1,651,338 in 2015.
It is important to recognise that, in order to improve efficiency in our hospital system, over the last number of years there has been a greater emphasis on increasing the number of procedures, previously carried out as inpatient procedures, which are now...

70. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the reason there has been an apparent drop in the number of elective procedures despite the increased health budget; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12057/17 asked on 08 Mar 2017 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Performance of the public acute hospital sector must be considered within the context of the totality of hospital activity.
Data reported in the HSE Performance Report October to December 2016, indicate that, up to the end of November 2016, while elective inpatient discharges had reduced by 1.6% in comparison with the same period in 2015, daycase discharges increased by 1.9%. In addition, data to the end of November with respect to emergency inpatient ...

715. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of elective surgeries performed over the past five years by hospital by month; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9779/16 asked on 17 May 2016 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 715 and 716 together.
As these service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.
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716. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of elective surgeries scheduled for the next year by hospital and by month; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9780/16 asked on 17 May 2016 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 715 and 716 together.
As these service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.
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71. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of beds available for organ transplant procedures in hospitals; the number of transplant procedures cancelled because of a shortage of beds, by hospital, over the past five years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9269/16 asked on 05 May 2016 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): The Deputy’s question relates to service delivery matters and accordingly I have asked the HSE to respond directly to him.
If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow up the matter with them.
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572. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the public hospital work tendered to private hospitals over the past five years, by month, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6965/16 asked on 14 Apr 2016 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): I propose to take Questions Nos. 572 to 574, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.
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573. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the type of public hospital work and specialties that have been tendered to private hospitals, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6966/16 asked on 14 Apr 2016 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): I propose to take Questions Nos. 572 to 574, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.
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574. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the status, including policy, of the tendering of public work to private hospitals; if all the work has been publicly tendered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6967/16 asked on 14 Apr 2016 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): I propose to take Questions Nos. 572 to 574, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.
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569. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of intensive care unit beds in Dublin hospitals, by month, over the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6091/16 asked on 06 Apr 2016 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): I propose to take Questions Nos. 569 to 571, inclusive, together.
In 2008, a HSE commissioned an independent review of the existing adult critical care provision and assessment of future requirements to the year 2020. The report recommended that the number of critical care beds in the system should increase from 289 to 579 over the period 2010 to 2020 and the development of a ‘hub-and-spoke’ Model of Care for Adult Critical Care. Since its establishm...

570. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health if the number of intensive care unit beds in Dublin hospitals is sufficient to meet demand; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6092/16 asked on 06 Apr 2016 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): I propose to take Questions Nos. 569 to 571, inclusive, together.
In 2008, a HSE commissioned an independent review of the existing adult critical care provision and assessment of future requirements to the year 2020. The report recommended that the number of critical care beds in the system should increase from 289 to 579 over the period 2010 to 2020 and the development of a ‘hub-and-spoke’ Model of Care for Adult Critical Care. Since its establishm...

571. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the average waiting time for patients attending accident and emergency units to get an intensive care unit bed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6093/16 asked on 06 Apr 2016 - Hospitals Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): I propose to take Questions Nos. 569 to 571, inclusive, together.
In 2008, a HSE commissioned an independent review of the existing adult critical care provision and assessment of future requirements to the year 2020. The report recommended that the number of critical care beds in the system should increase from 289 to 579 over the period 2010 to 2020 and the development of a ‘hub-and-spoke’ Model of Care for Adult Critical Care. Since its establishm...