1027. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20176/17 asked on 02 May 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...

525. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be issued with a date for an angiogram appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 37026/16 asked on 29 Nov 2016 - 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...

1295. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health if he will expedite the waiting time for an operation in respect of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 25621/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - 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 is a matter for the hospital to which the patient...

470. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health to expedite surgery for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19215/16 asked on 05 Jul 2016 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The HSE has advised my Department that the individual concerned was clinically reviewed by the Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon on 30 June and the hospital confirmed he is scheduled for surgery on the 25 July. 
It should be noted that whilst the hospital does all in its power to ensure scheduled operations go ahead there can never be a complete guarantee of this as occasionally pressures such as emergency cases provide challenges and re-scheduling of proc...

383. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18020/16 asked on 28 Jun 2016 - 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 which...

295. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied) in County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 7405/16 asked on 20 Apr 2016 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Leo Varadkar): 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...

29. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health the measures that have been taken to tackle in-patient and day case waiting lists in Louth County Hospital, the impact of these measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14275/13 asked on 20 Mar 2013 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 17, 22, 29, 52, 53, 59, 74, 89, 97, 106, 112, 113, 116, 126, 132, 135, 138, 142, 147, 154 and 156 together.
In 2011, I established the Special Delivery Unit in my Department as set out in the Programme for Government. The aim of the SDU is to unblock access to acute services by improving the flow of patients through the system. The SDU’s Scheduled Care Team focused initially on waiting times for in-patient and daycase e...

139. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health the measures that have been taken to tackle in-patient and day case waiting lists in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, County Louth; the measures that have been taken to tackle the number of patients on trolleys in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital; the impact of these measures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 14293/13 asked on 20 Mar 2013 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy James Reilly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 87 and 139 together.
In 2011, I established the Special Delivery Unit in my Department as set out in the Programme for Government. The aim of the SDU is to unblock access to acute services by improving the flow of patients through the system. The SDU’s Scheduled Care Team focused initially on waiting times for in-patient and daycase elective surgery. For 2012, a target was set that no adult should wait longer than 9 mo...