166. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost to provide annual rheumatology assessment for children with Down’s syndrome. (Question 20244/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly as soon as possible.
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203. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the way in which the health services measure the number of children here affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorder; the resources allocated to the health services to support these children and their families; and if the resources and supports are in line with best international practice. (Question 20379/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - 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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205. Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Health if there is a facility for adults to have an assessment for ADHD through the HSE. (Question 20389/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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209. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Health his plans to ensure persons that suffer Ehlers-Danlos syndrome have adequate treatments here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20420/18 asked on 09 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.
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250. Deputy Kevin O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that patients (details supplied) cannot avail of a specific HSE service; and if the matter will be examined. (Question 19635/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to reply to you directly. 
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268. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Health when a child (details supplied) can expect to receive a place in a suitable mental health facility for further supportive interventions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19691/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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269. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Health the status of a diabetes centre of excellence for the north west; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19693/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to reply to you directly. 
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332. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health when a public consultation with persons and stakeholders on the way in which to improve cardiac services will take place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19962/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I am committed to ensuring that the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services will be informed by the views of all relevant stakeholders. I can confirm that the a public consultation will be launched in June 2018. Both individual members of the public and groups/organisations will be invited to respond to this public consultation. 
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333. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of provision of cardiac rehabilitation capacity to meet the population needs; the status of the self-management support framework being prepared by the health and well-being division within the integrated care programme for chronic disease in which the relevant recommendations of the 2010 to 2019 policy and the recommendation for the development of a community model of cardiac rehabilitation to make services more accessible will be combined; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19963/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.
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334. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the funding provided in each year since 2010 for the implementation of the national cardiovascular health policy in tabular form; the way in which this funding was broken down across its clinical programmes on heart failure, acute coronary and stroke; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19964/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.
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335. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the way in which the national review of specialist cardiac services will impact upon a review of the national cardiovascular policy 2010-2019 in view of the short timeframe; if there will be a review of the policy with a view to producing a new one; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19965/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): “Changing Cardiovascular Health” has made significant progress for patients with cardiac and stroke disease and continues to provide the policy framework up to the end of 2019. In parallel with the National Review of Specialist Cardiac Services, which has a wide-ranging scope and will report in 2019, the HSE has commenced work on a costed five-year strategy for stroke in the key areas of prevention, acute care, rehabilitation and restoration to health....

351. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Health if the ketogenic diet will be available from Cork University Hospital to persons who could benefit from it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20046/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive (HSE) to respond to the Deputy directly as soon as possible.
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366. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if a matter (details supplied) will be addressed regarding mental health in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20169/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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460. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a matter (details supplied) will be addressed regarding mental health in County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20167/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): This issue is a matter for my colleague, the Minister of Health
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143. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the reason the Alzheimer’s disease day unit in Castlebar, County Mayo, is reducing its service from five to three days; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19334/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 143 and 145 together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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145. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of service users using the Alzheimer’s disease day unit in Castlebar, County Mayo; and if there are persons on the waiting list. (Question 19336/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): I propose to take Questions Nos. 143 and 145 together.
As these are service matters I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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165. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has to wait for two years for medical treatment in view of the fact that their condition is life threatening. (Question 19374/18 asked on 03 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 managin...

183. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of completing the recruitment required for the full implementation of A Vision for Change. (Question 19442/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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192. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health the estimated full year cost of providing an additional 100 critical care beds. (Question 19451/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly as soon as possible.
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193. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of providing an additional 150 inpatient rehabilitation beds. (Question 19452/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Finian McGrath): The Government is committed to providing services and supports for people with disabilities which will empower them to live independent lives, provide greater independence in accessing the services they choose, and enhance their ability to tailor the supports required to meet their needs and plan their lives. This commitment is outlined in the Programme for Partnership Government, which is guided by two principles: equality ...

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 ...

42. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs the position regarding the working group tasked with streamlining children’s mental health services; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18544/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (Deputy Katherine Zappone): I am pleased to say that the Working Group referred to by the Deputy held its inaugural meeting on 19th January 2018. The group is co-chaired by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Health.
The group is made up of senior officials from both Departments with representatives from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency and the Health Service Executive.
The key objective of the working group is to examine p...

265. Deputy Seamus Healy asked the Minister for Health the status of the reopening of acute inpatient psychiatric beds in County Tipperary; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18835/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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281. Deputy Seamus Healy asked the Minister for Health when additional inpatient psychiatric beds for children and young persons will be opened (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18884/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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307. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health the status of a payment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19045/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Cross-Border Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Under the terms of the relevant legislation, Statutory Instruments 203 of 2014 and 65 of 2015, the Health Service Executive operates the EU Directive on Patients’ Rights in Cross Border Healthcare in Ireland, including the reimbursement of patients. 
Accordingly the HSE has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.
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