260. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the waiting times for persons awaiting an appointment at Letterkenny University Hospital’s radiology department for three months, six months, nine months, 12 months, 15 months and more than 15 months, respectively; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52656/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In response to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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308. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment for the pain clinic at Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 48701/17 asked on 21 Nov 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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.
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309. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the waiting times for the respiratory outpatient clinic (details supplied) in Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 48702/17 asked on 21 Nov 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In response to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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311. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will be called for an orthopaedic procedure in Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 48704/17 asked on 21 Nov 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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.
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102. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal can expect to receive a date for an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 43228/17 asked on 12 Oct 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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 managin...

285. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment at Sligo University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 42488/17 asked on 10 Oct 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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.
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437. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive the next lidocaine infusion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 41873/17 asked on 03 Oct 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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.
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438. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if the service available to patients at University Hospital Galway for the administration of lidocaine infusion has been reduced resulting in access for existing patients having been restricted; if so, the reason for reducing the number of appointments being allocated to existing patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 41874/17 asked on 03 Oct 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In response to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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284. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment at Letterkenny University Hospital, County Donegal; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33200/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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.
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285. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive a date for a hip replacement in Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33201/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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.
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286. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal is on the urgent or routine waiting list for a hip replacement in Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 33202/17 asked on 12 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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...

1095. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the waiting times at the breast cancer clinic at Letterkenny University Hospital specifically in respect of those waiting for three months, six months, nine months, 12 months, 15 months and all periods in similar increments thereafter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26834/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The following table sets out the number of patients waiting to be seen at the symptomatic breast clinic in Letterkenny University Hospital (LUH) - these figures include patients who have been assigned clinic dates: 
 Symptomatic Breast Clinic Waiting Times - LUH Waiting Time No. of Patients 0-3 months 205 3-6 months 139 6-12 months 245 12+ months 143 

The symptomatic breast disease clinic at LUH operates as a satellite service of Un...

1450. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive a date for an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 28497/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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.
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378. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 481 of 7 March 2017, if the proposed surgery for a person (details supplied) will take place here as part of the National Treatment Purchase Fund; and if he will provide further clarification on a possible date for the procedure. (Question 22816/17 asked on 16 May 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I acknowledge that waiting times are often unacceptably long and I am conscious of the impact of this on people’s lives.
Reducing waiting times for the longest waiting patients is one of this Government’s key priorities. Consequently, Budget 2017 allocated €20 million to the NTPF, rising to €55 million in 2018. 
In December 2016, I granted approval to the NTPF to dedicate €5m to a daycase waiting list initiative with the aim of ensuring that no patien...

324. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal can expect to receive an appointment for an operation at Temple Street University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14822/17 asked on 28 Mar 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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 whic...

982. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment for a CT angiogram at Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14025/17 asked on 21 Mar 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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...

259. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive a date for an operation at Sligo University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 12426/17 asked on 08 Mar 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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...

481. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the status of a hospital appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11272/17 asked on 07 Mar 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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 managin...

223. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an outpatient ENT appointment at Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 7850/17 asked on 16 Feb 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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...

344. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive a date for a spinal operation at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6983/17 asked on 14 Feb 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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 whic...

398. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the reason planned surgery at Our Lady’s Hospital, Crumlin, was cancelled on two separate occasions for a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; when this surgery is expected to take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6839/17 asked on 14 Feb 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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 whic...

402. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive a date for an appointment at Letterkenny University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6854/17 asked on 14 Feb 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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 managin...

258. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the waiting times at Letterkenny University Hospital for recall and review appointments for type 1 diabetes patients in a number of categories (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 5074/17 asked on 02 Feb 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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975. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health the outpatient waiting times at Letterkenny University Hospital for the years 2011 to 2016 and in 2017 to date, broken down by year and by specialty and in the wait time bands of three months, six months, 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, two years and over two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 41436/16 asked on 17 Jan 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health Deputy Simon Harris: In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.
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1245. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Donegal will receive an appointment from Beaumont Hospital for an operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 1406/17 asked on 17 Jan 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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 ...