Dáil debates

Tuesday, 1 February 2005

4:00 pm

Séamus Pattison (Carlow-Kilkenny, Labour)
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I wish to advise the House of the following matters in respect of which notice has been given under Standing Order 21 and the name of the Member in each case: (1) Deputy Lynch — the reasons for the ongoing delay in the provision of the new BreastCheck unit in Cork; (2) Deputy Costello — the Minister's reasons for replacing Mountjoy Prison with a new prison in north County Dublin; (3) Deputy Durkan — if the Minister will take steps to address the issues now likely to affect the postal and packaging service; (4) Deputy Ring — the Minister's plans to provide a permanent site for a school in County Mayo (details supplied); (5) Deputy Seán Ryan — the urgent need for a post-primary school in Donabate, Dublin; (6) Deputy Crawford — that the Minister ensure that resources and staff are made available to provide one extra shift in the dialysis unit in Cavan General Hospital; (7) Deputy Healy — that approval be granted for the opening of the completed medical units at two hospitals (details supplied) in County Tipperary; (8) Deputy Neville — the loss of 140 jobs at Kantoher Poultry Products; (9) Deputy Cowley — to ask the Minister if she is aware that there is a total cessation of all elective orthopaedic operations at the Mayo orthopaedic unit, which just opened in September 2004, and if she will agree that this is a terrible waste of resources considering that a full team of consultant orthopaedic surgeons, junior hospital doctors and 31 nurses is already on board, and if she is aware that an older person already prepped for a THR — total hip replacement — operation was sent home without it on the instruction of management, having waited for several years in pain for this operation, and that this person and many more are now in limbo waiting for essential operations, and will she agree that this course of action is a terrible waste of scarce resources; and (10) Deputy Ó Caoláin — the need for the Minister for Health and Children to establish a redress board for those women victims of gross malpractice at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

The matters raised by Deputies Crawford, Healy, Neville and Costello have been selected for discussion.