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Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: 194. To ask the Minister for Health if he will report on the funding and breakdown of funding for mental health in the two streams of mental health and the National Office for Suicide Prevention; the amounts of existing levels of service and additional funding in each of the years from 2019 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34805/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: 195. To ask the Minister for Health if he intends to review the interim model of care for long-Covid in view of the significant evidence of neurological and psychological complications associated with long-Covid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34807/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: 196. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to treat long-Covid in the community; the role primary care centres will have, if any, in the interim model of care for long-Covid; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34808/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: 197. To ask the Minister for Health the reason that grade IV staff employed by a company (details supplied) in the data processing department of the contact management programme are being retained while employees on an equivalent pay scale in the contract tracing department are not being retained; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34809/22]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: 198. To ask the Minister for Health if the contract tracing department in the contact management programme will be reduced to 132 employees at grade III and 9 at grade IV; if grade III vacancies will be filled through an open recruitment campaign or from the existing staff pool in the programme; if experience in contact tracing will be a requirement for these positions; and if he will make a...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Covid-19 Pandemic (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: 199. To ask the Minister for Health the funding that has been provided to the HSE contact management programme since it was established; the breakdown of moneys spent on staff, by grade, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34811/22]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Vaginal Mesh Implants: Discussion (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: I welcome everyone here and thank them for their presentation. I am very sorry they have had such a negative and distressing experience of the Irish health service. It raises huge questions for the HSE and the Department of Health. It is our job to take those issues up with the authorities, which we will do later. It strikes me there are two aspects to this. First, it seems the Irish...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Vaginal Mesh Implants: Discussion (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Is it the view of both groups that if the implementation plan were to be implemented, it would address most of the issues? Do our guests think the plan is okay or are there problems with it? Do our guests not think the plan is okay?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Vaginal Mesh Implants: Discussion (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Okay. I had that impression from what our guests were saying. There is no named senior person who is dealing with our guests and who has an overview of this entire issue.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Vaginal Mesh Implants: Discussion (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: It is a fairly basic problem if there is no person with an overview and a handle on the situation. I will pursue that. The other aspect of the issue seems to be that there is clinical disagreement about the right approach to take. I do not know whether that is a genuine clinical difference of opinion or if it is a result of the fact it is cheaper to take the approach of partial removal and...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Vaginal Mesh Implants: Discussion (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Have many of those taken place?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Vaginal Mesh Implants: Discussion (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: I think another of our guests is suggesting private patients are not covered. Okay. It likely depends on the insurance company.

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Vaginal Mesh Implants: Discussion (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: I would appreciate that. Have any full removals taken place in this country?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Vaginal Mesh Implants: Discussion (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: I have just one very quick question. Dr. O'Sullivan said she had seen a number of women who had significant problems and who were harmed by having the mesh removed abroad. How many such women has she seen?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Vaginal Mesh Implants: Discussion (29 Jun 2022)

Róisín Shortall: Over what period did she see two?

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