136. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if an appointment will be issued for a person (details supplied). (Question 8888/18 asked on 21 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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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146. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of persons offered an opportunity to attend an assessment with a person (details supplied); the number that responded; the number that attended on the day; the number that have been subsequently put forward for surgery; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8915/18 asked on 21 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 146 and 147 together.
As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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147. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if children with scoliosis attending from Temple Street Children’s University Hospital have been offered access to assessment and surgery through a mechanism (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8916/18 asked on 21 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 146 and 147 together.
As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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151. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) who attended an appointment was told to return home in view of the fact that there was no consultant on site to carry out the assessment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 8938/18 asked on 21 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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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164. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health the steps he will take to contact the relevant authorities with a view to expediting an urgent appointment for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 9019/18 asked on 21 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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...

204. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health if an appointment for a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 7878/18 asked on 15 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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...

386. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin asked the Minister for Health his views on whether it is appropriate to require transgender persons to seek a psychiatric diagnosis of gender dysphoria before they can seek endocrinology services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6985/18 asked on 13 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): A proposed model of care for transgender children, adolescents and adults was submitted by the HSE Quality Improvement Division to the HSE Divisions of Primary Care, Mental Health and Acute Hospital programme. The model was developed in consultation with key treating clinicians, planners, policy makers, advocates and service users. 
The model outlines key services required to ensure the needs of the transgender population in...

15. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health the improvement in waiting times expected during 2018 for the 15,000 plus children waiting over a year for an outpatient appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6419/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The most recent NTPF figures published for December 2017 show that there was a total of 41,678 people on the Outpatient waiting list for hospitals in the Children’s Hospital Group. 65% of these children (26,958) are waiting up to 12 months and 35% (14,720) are waiting over 12 months for a first Outpatient appointment. 
The HSE has confirmed there have been challenges in addressing the OPD waiting times due to consultant resourcing issues, arising from ...

206. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if an early appointment will be arranged in the case of a person (details supplied). (Question 6557/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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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209. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Health the length of time a person (details supplied) must wait to have their hospital appointment for cataracts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6567/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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...

214. Deputy Anne Rabbitte asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) that is deemed a priority case will be seen by an orthopaedic consultant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6581/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The National Waiting List Management Policy, A standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, January 2014, has been developed to ensure that all administrative, managerial and clinical staff follows an agreed national minimum standard for the management and administration of waiting lists for scheduled care. This policy, which has been adopted by the HSE, sets out the processes that hospital...

179. Deputy Kevin O’Keeffe asked the Minister for Health if an appointment for treatment for a person (details supplied) will be expedited. (Question 6117/18 asked on 07 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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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189. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a date for an outpatient appointment. (Question 6147/18 asked on 07 Feb 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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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402. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if he has received correspondence regarding a person (details supplied); if an appointment will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3228/18 asked on 23 Jan 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy.
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975. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if an appointment for a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 1156/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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...

978. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if an appointment for a person (details supplied) will be scheduled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 1162/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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...

996. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if an appointment for a person (details supplied) will be scheduled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 1195/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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...

1004. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if an appointment will be expedited for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 1315/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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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1012. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health if he will address an issue concerning a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 1349/18 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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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337. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will be considered for a MRI scan as soon as possible; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53603/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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...

338. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Health his views on a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53605/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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...

153. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health if an appointment for a person (details supplied) will be scheduled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53276/17 asked on 13 Dec 2017 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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.  
As the information requested by you comes under the remit of the Health Servic...

185. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be called for a cataract operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 53500/17 asked on 13 Dec 2017 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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...

282. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Health if an appointment for a person (details supplied) will be scheduled at the paediatric unit in University Hospital Galway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52756/17 asked on 12 Dec 2017 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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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147. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive a medical appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 52402/17 asked on 07 Dec 2017 - Hospital Appointments Administration)

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...