793. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the hospitals providing cardiac rehabilitation, in tabular form. (Question 15628/18 asked on 17 Apr 2018 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service issue, I have asked the HSE to reply to you directly.
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449. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of scheduled inpatient procedures cancelled or postponed to date in 2018. (Question 14179/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 449 and 450 together.
In relation to the particular query raised, I have asked the HSE to provide the information sought by the Deputy and I will forward this information to him as soon as it is available.
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450. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of scheduled day case procedures cancelled or postponed to date in 2018. (Question 14180/18 asked on 27 Mar 2018 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 449 and 450 together.
In relation to the particular query raised, I have asked the HSE to provide the information sought by the Deputy and I will forward this information to him as soon as it is available.
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339. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if he has received a date for the approval of the model of care for rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders from the acute hospital division of the HSE; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11165/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Hospital Services)

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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340. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the reason there has been such a delay in the model of care for rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders which was clinically approved by the clinical advisory group of the National Clinical Programme for Rheumatology in July 2016 (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 11166/18 asked on 08 Mar 2018 - Hospital Services)

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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773. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health his plans to increase access to the weight management programme and to bariatric surgery within the Ireland East hospital group during 2017; the number of persons who accessed the programmes during the year; and the equivalent figures for 2016. (Question 54832/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly.
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784. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if a diabetic centre has been provided to facilitate the commencement of a paediatric insulin pump service in Sligo University Hospital. (Question 54843/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Services)

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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786. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the additional capacity that has been provided in Mayo University Hospital to address capacity deficits. (Question 54845/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Services)

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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787. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the progress that has been made in relation to the rehabilitation unit in Roscommon University Hospital. (Question 54846/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Services)

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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789. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the improvements that were made during 2017 to the early supported discharge stroke programme across the Saolta hospital group. (Question 54848/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Services)

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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792. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the progress that was made in the development of a respiratory support unit in Galway University Hospital during 2017. (Question 54851/17 asked on 16 Jan 2018 - Hospital Services)

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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442. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the acute hospitals which have a COPD outreach programme. (Question 53893/17 asked on 14 Dec 2017 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In relation to the query raised by the Deputy, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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153. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health his plans to address infrastructural and equipment issues in relation to the provision of thrombectomy services in Beaumont Hospital; the level of capital expenditure required to replace the existing angiography suite and to open a second angiography suite; if this is being provided for in the HSE national services plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51274/17 asked on 30 Nov 2017 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): Provision of emergency endovascular thrombectomy is highly specialised and the current and agreed clinical strategy of the national stroke programme is to fully commission the two existing services in Beaumont Hospital and Cork University Hospital on a sustainable 24/7 level of service provision. The HSE have advised that the number of patients undergoing this procedure has risen, on average, 50% each year. 
The HSE advise that capital expenditure will ...

155. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health his plans to address the geographical gap in heart failure services in the south southwest hospital group area; if a business case has been made for the €750,000 investment that is needed to establish heart failure services in Cork University Hospital and Kerry General Hospital; if this will be provided for as a priority in the HSE service plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 51276/17 asked on 30 Nov 2017 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As the Deputy’s question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy. 
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170. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the enforcement measures in place with regard to the 80/20 public private split in hospitals; if it is departmental policy to allow individual hospitals to disregard this rule as long as the overall hospital group comes in around the target; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 49599/17 asked on 22 Nov 2017 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): A key objective of Consultant Contract 2008 is to improve access for public patients to public hospital care. Latest data from September 2017 shows that the public/private mix at a system level stands at 82% public for elective in-patient work and at almost 86% for day-case work. This is consistent with the typical 80/20 split provided for in the consultant contract. 
The Contract allows consultants engage in differing levels of private practice, depe...

374. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the competing priorities for funding (details supplied); the position regarding children with arthritis, who are waiting for two years on the list of priorities; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 43885/17 asked on 17 Oct 2017 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 278 and 374 to 376, inclusive, together. 
In relation to the query raised, as this is a service issue I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly regarding the actions being taken to address waiting times for children who require rheumatology services across the three children’s hospitals.
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375. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health his plans to address a shortfall (details supplied) in care for children with JIA in the annual Estimates; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 43886/17 asked on 17 Oct 2017 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 278 and 374 to 376, inclusive, together. 
In relation to the query raised, as this is a service issue I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly regarding the actions being taken to address waiting times for children who require rheumatology services across the three children’s hospitals.
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376. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the reason a submission by OLCHC requesting funding for the third rheumatology consultant has not been granted for the past three years (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 43887/17 asked on 17 Oct 2017 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 278 and 374 to 376, inclusive, together. 
In relation to the query raised, as this is a service issue I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly regarding the actions being taken to address waiting times for children who require rheumatology services across the three children’s hospitals.
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1075. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of haemodialysis patients treated in acute hospitals during the first six months of 2017. (Question 36381/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In response to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly.
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1081. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the acute hospitals that have a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, outreach programme. (Question 36387/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In response to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly.
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686. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of public or voluntary hospitals that carry out MRI scans; and the number of persons waiting as of 1 July 2017 or the nearest available date for such a procedure at each of the hospitals in waiting periods of less than three months, three months to six months, six months to nine months, nine months to 12 months and more than 12 months. (Question 33962/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Hospital Services)

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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687. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the public or voluntary hospitals that carry out CT scans; and the number of persons waiting as of 1 July 2017 or the nearest available date for such a procedure at each of the hospitals in waiting periods of less than three months, three months to six months, six months to nine months, nine months to 12 months and more than 12 months. (Question 33963/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Hospital Services)

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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688. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of public or voluntary hospitals that carry out bone scans; and the number of persons waiting as of 1 July 2017 or the nearest available date for such a procedure at each of the hospitals in the waiting periods of less than three months, three months to six months, six months to nine months, nine months to 12 months and more than 12 months. (Question 33964/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Hospital Services)

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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689. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the number of public or voluntary hospitals that carry out angiogram; and the number of persons waiting as of 1 July 2017 or the nearest available date for such a procedure at each of the hospitals in the waiting periods of less than three months, three months to six months, six months to nine months, nine months to 12 months and more than 12 months. (Question 33965/17 asked on 13 Jul 2017 - Hospital Services)

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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387. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health to outline the position regarding the national review of primary percutaneous coronary intervention and percutaneous coronary intervention services being undertaken; if it will be completed by July 2017 as previously committed to; the date on which the review started; the membership of the review body; the number of meetings held to date by the body (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32231/17 asked on 11 Jul 2017 - Hospital Services)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): All decisions on how we configure our health services must be evidence-based. The Deputy will be aware that, on publication of the report of Dr Niall Herity into the requirement for a second cardiac catheterisation laboratory (cath lab) at University Hospital Waterford, I indicated my intention to arrange for a national review of all primary PCI services. The aim of the review is to ensure that as many patients as possible have access on a 24/7 basis to...