690. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Health the detail of the public waiting list for MRI scans in each applicable hospital in counties Louth, Meath and Dublin. (Question 35092/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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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701. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be provided a date for surgery. (Question 35115/17 asked on 26 Jul 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 scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to whic...

704. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Health the status of surgery for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35131/17 asked on 26 Jul 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 scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to whic...

725. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting initial assessment to be placed on a waiting list for cataract surgery in the Mater hospital; the length of time they have been waiting, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35192/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 725 to 730, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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726. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting cataract surgery in the Mater hospital; and the length of time they have been waiting. (Question 35193/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 725 to 730, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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727. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health the average waiting times for persons deemed as priority in respect of cataract surgery in the Mater hospital. (Question 35194/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 725 to 730, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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728. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health the average waiting times in respect of cataract surgery in the Mater hospital. (Question 35195/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 725 to 730, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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729. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health the number of private and public cataract surgeries that have taken place in the Mater hospital since January 2016, in tabular form. (Question 35196/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 725 to 730, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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730. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health if he has satisfied himself with the wait time for cataract surgery in the Mater hospital and the efforts being made to shorten the wait time for this surgery. (Question 35197/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 725 to 730, inclusive, together.
As these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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825. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health if an appointment can be expedited for a person (details supplied) at UHW; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35498/17 asked on 26 Jul 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 scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to whic...

826. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35510/17 asked on 26 Jul 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 scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to whic...

827. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of an operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35512/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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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828. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of a hip operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35514/17 asked on 26 Jul 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 scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to whic...

832. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of a hip operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35518/17 asked on 26 Jul 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 scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to whic...

833. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the status of a knee operation for a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35520/17 asked on 26 Jul 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 scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to whic...

849. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Minister for Health if he will report on waiting times for endoscopies; the breakdown of same for each hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35574/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The NTPF publishes waiting list data for endoscopies by hospital and hospital group each month. This data can be viewed on its website at NTPF.ie.
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952. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) can be transferred to another hospital for treatment in view of the waiting times for the procedure in the local hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35819/17 asked on 26 Jul 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 scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to whic...

957. Deputy Mary Lou McDonald asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will be provided with a date for hip replacement surgery in Tallaght hospital. (Question 35859/17 asked on 26 Jul 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 scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to whic...

960. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin asked the Minister for Health his plans to deal with the large waiting list of persons requiring spinal surgery in Tallaght hospital, and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35880/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In relation to the query raised by the Deputy, as this is a service issue, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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961. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin asked the Minister for Health if he will review the case of an individual (details supplied) and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35881/17 asked on 26 Jul 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 scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to whic...

994. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1081 of 2 May 2017, the average waiting time for this type of surgery; if this report is available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36070/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

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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1102. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health if he will provide information regarding public hospital waiting lists for surgery (details supplied). (Question 36516/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I acknowledge that waiting times are often unacceptably long and I am conscious of the burden that this places on patients and their families.
Reducing waiting times for the longest waiting patients is one of this Government’s key priorities. Consequently, Budget 2017 allocated €20 million to the NTPF, rising to €55 million in 2018. 
In order to reduce the numbers of long-waiting patients, I asked the HSE to develop Waiting List Action Plans for 2017 i...

1103. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health if he will provide information regarding public hospital waiting lists (details supplied). (Question 36517/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I acknowledge that waiting times are often unacceptably long and I am conscious of the burden that this places on patients and their families.
Reducing waiting times for the longest waiting patients is one of this Government’s key priorities. Consequently, Budget 2017 allocated €20 million to the NTPF, rising to €55 million in 2018. 
In order to reduce the numbers of long-waiting patients, I asked the HSE to develop Waiting List Action Plans for 2017 ...

1111. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health the number of persons waiting for assessment for cataracts in counties Cork and Kerry; the waiting time for assessment; the number of persons waiting for a cataract operation in counties Cork and Kerry for less than 12 months and more than 12 months; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 36534/17 asked on 26 Jul 2017 - Hospital Waiting Lists)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In relation to the specific issue raised, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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476. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health when surgery will be scheduled for a person (details supplied). (Question 33595/17 asked on 13 Jul 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 managing...