640. Deputy Louise O’Reilly asked the Minister for Health the status of physiotherapy services in Erris, County Mayo; when a full-time physiotherapist will be in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 34896/17 asked on 26 Jul 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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705. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Health the reason a payment under the cross-border directive has not been made to a person (details supplied). (Question 35138/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Cross-Border Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Service Executive operates the EU Directive on Patients’ Rights in Cross Border Healthcare in Ireland. In line with practice in other EU Member States, the HSE, through the National Contact Point (NCP) office, provides information for patients on the Cross-Border Directive on its website - http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/schemes/cbd/ - and also by phone. The principal function of the NCP (which is the mechanism specified under the Dir...

734. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied). (Question 35214/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - 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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765. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin asked the Minister for Health if he will review the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35313/17 asked on 26 Jul 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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808. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to cuts to the service provided by the podiatry service in HSE north and south Lee; and his plans to enhance this service (Question 35443/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - 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 direct reply to the Deputy. 
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809. Deputy Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire asked the Minister for Health the measures he will take to ensure that persons who require essential podiatry services can access this preventative health care service (Question 35444/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - 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 direct reply to the Deputy. 
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989. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health if he will review a case (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36046/17 asked on 26 Jul 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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1008. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Health his plans for restoring the cardiac rehabilitation programme to the previous centres of Dungloe and Ballyliffen which operated until 2010 but that have been suspended since then; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36113/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - 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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1066. Deputy Fergus O’Dowd asked the Minister for Health his plans to provide a designated area or facility within the HSE’s portfolio or otherwise in Drogheda, County Louth, to allow for meetings to take place for the carers of persons with mental health issues; if so, the facilities available in Drogheda that would be suitable; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36371/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - 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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1073. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the planning of a national genetic and genomic medicine network service which will operate on a hub and spoke basis; the location of the hubs and spokes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36379/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The development of a national and genomic medicine network will be addressed in the context of the HSE Report of the National Genetic and Genomic Medicine Network Strategy Group (2016). The report and its recommendations are under consideration by the HSE in conjunction with my Department with a view to determining priority next steps.
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1121. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the HSE’s development of a community-based cardiac rehab programme in collaboration with a charity (details supplied). (Question 36608/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - 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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1132. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of local and national partnership plans developed and agreed under the dementia understand together campaign. (Question 36619/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - 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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473. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health to set out the amount of funding that his Department assigned in 2016 and to date in 2017 to the nurture programme. (Question 34176/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): 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.
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549. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if a computerised cognitive behavioural therapy programme for young persons has now been provided. (Question 33810/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - 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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568. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the capacity expansion that has taken place in high-observation units in Galway, Limerick and Drogheda to date in 2017. (Question 33829/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply, in respect of Mental Health Facilities.
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569. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the progress which has been made on the provision of high-observation units in counties Donegal and Kerry. (Question 33830/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply, in respect of Mental Health Facilities.
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574. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the way the provision of mental health services for persons experiencing homelessness has been expanded in 2017. (Question 33835/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): An additional €2 million was made available from the additional €35 million allocated for mental health services in 2016, to address the specific health needs of homeless persons in the Dublin region, with a particular focus on mental health needs. A key requirement was that any mental health supports provided would be developed as part of an overall cohesive response to homelessness. 
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575. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health if an agreed ARI contract with each CHO on delivery of programme of education and capacity building to support development of recovery-oriented services is now in place. (Question 33836/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.
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579. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the status of the review of the care pathway for MHID patients within the Central Mental Hospital. (Question 33840/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply. 
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580. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the initiatives being taken to address the significant shortage of clinical space from which community-based mental health services can be delivered and to refurbish existing approved centres. (Question 33841/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - 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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615. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin asked the Minister for Health if each community healthcare organisation, CHO, now has Traveller co-ordinators in place in relation to the provision of mental health services for Travellers. (Question 33878/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Mental Health Services Provision)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Jim Daly): As this is a service issue, this question has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.
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639. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the status of the expansion of community x-ray schemes in counties Donegal and Kerry; the number of additional x-rays provided to date in 2017 relative to the same period in 2016; and the number of additional staff WTE employed in such services. (Question 33915/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Health Services Provision)

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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642. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the agreement and implementation of a clinical and service assessment tool for children with complex medical conditions. (Question 33918/17 asked on 13 Jul 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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644. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the development and agreement of an implementation plan to commence phased roll out service model and care pathways for primary care eye services. (Question 33920/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - 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 direct reply to the Deputy. 
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645. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if he will report on the development of a hepatitis C treatment programme strategic plan in collaboration with the programme advisory group. (Question 33921/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - 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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