Tuesday, 4 November 2008
Requests to move Adjournment of Dáil under Standing Order 32
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to raise the following matter of local and national importance, namely, the need for the Minister for Health and Children to revisit the decision made by the HSE not to fund specialised compression vests for cystic fibrosis sufferers, which is causing great pain to families with young children who have seen the benefits of these vests. At a minimum, the Government should lease the vests from the manufacturers and provide them to families who have more than one child suffering from cystic fibrosis.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss the urgent need to proceed with the promised rebuilding of Scoil Eoin, Tralee, where more than 50% of pupils are housed in prefabricated buildings in which mechanical and electrical services, mainstream classrooms, special education classrooms and the energy rating of the school fail to comply with standards and regulations, and the fact that when representatives of the school met with the former Minister for Education and Science, Deputy Mary Hanafin, last February she told them not to be concerned with the delay on being moved to the design stage as the school was still recognised a very high priority.
I seek the adjournment of the Dáil under Standing Order 32 to discuss the following matter of urgent national importance, namely, the unacceptable situation which has arisen at Beaumont Hospital where women who are referred from Drogheda's Dóchas breast cancer centre are not being given appointments for BreastCheck follow-up and the centre is no longer permitted by the HSE to set these appointments in Drogheda, thereby leaving women who were referred by their GP for BreastCheck follow-up waiting, possibly for months, and the need to sort out this mess to ensure women in need of services receive them quickly and efficiently as any delay could possibly endanger their lives.