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Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services (17 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: 362. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the practice to assign a psychologist to patients during the transition period from child and adolescent services in mental health to adult services is not in place; if consideration will be given to such a measure in order to prevent regression for patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52750/19]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Engagement with Patient Representatives on CervicalCheck and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Review Process (17 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: I thank the witnesses for coming in. It is nice to see Mr. Teap again. Ms Walsh is very welcome. I will pick up where she left off when she spoke about wanting "to stop looking backwards" and needing "to start looking forward now". It is probable that nothing more important has been said here today. We need to work together. This has been going on for a long time. There is a lot of...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Engagement with Patient Representatives on CervicalCheck and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Review Process (17 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: Given all of these things, it is only logical for me and Ms Walsh to ask how it could fall within the limitations of screening. We have listened to the witnesses today and we will interrogate more witnesses tomorrow hopefully. I stated last week at a meeting of the committee that I have faith in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists with respect to its professional capacity...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Engagement with Patient Representatives on CervicalCheck and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Review Process (17 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: In terms of what Ms Walsh, Mr. Teap and the wider group have done, I am very sorry that they have given so much of themselves and that people ignored them, treated them like they were stupid, isolated them or did not value their input. Their input to this committee has been extremely valuable in uncovering and guiding us in trying to do work on their behalf. A huge learning arising from the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Engagement with Patient Representatives on CervicalCheck and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Review Process (17 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: I understand. It can only be a massive burden. That Ms Walsh was not respected in doing this must have made it harder. I cannot see how the witnesses have done it. Their input is very valued. While I cannot speak for the whole committee, I value that input. Everything Mr. Teap and Ms Walsh have contributed has helped us in our work. I hope it will continue tomorrow. I thank them for...

Written Answers — Department of Public Expenditure and Reform: Public Sector Staff Remuneration (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: 131. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform when a person (details supplied) will receive an incremental salary payment owing based on service accrued in the European Civil Service at an analogous grade; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52093/19]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drugs Payment Scheme Coverage (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: 245. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to allow nicotine patches on the drugs payment scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52090/19]

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: I was in contact with the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, recently about an issue involving Western Care and the allocation of spaces for adults with special needs. Deputy Murphy O'Mahony and the Chairman also raised this issue with the Minister of State, who indicated that he is focusing on it. I wish to highlight the case of families where a child or adult with particular needs...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: It was reported that about 10% of GPs have taken up the termination of pregnancy service. A couple of GPs have contacted me regarding an anomaly within the system. The example I have been given is a girl in west Dublin with a full medical card who had to travel to another part of Dublin to get a GP to carry out her termination of pregnancy. There is an anomaly within the PCRS. Any GP...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: The Minister of State, Deputy Catherine Byrne, is not here. Regarding methadone, I am delighted to hear that the Minister met with the families of people involving in the methadone scheme or who have had their lives ravaged by addiction. I am very supportive of the Minister visiting the families. For many people, particularly in these Houses, it is fine to talk about people in the...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: Mr. Breslin, Mr. Reid and a few others were present at last week's meeting of the Committee of Public Accounts. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss primary care centres. I do not want to land the issue on them this morning but, in the context of Sl√°intecare, it is fundamental that we move things out of acute settings and into the primary care setting. There were 341 primary care...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: With regard to Dr. Henry's comments on specialist nurses to help people through pregnancy, on valproate-----

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: I do not need to ask the Minister anything. I seek an answer on the question on Valproate for Dr. Henry. Did Deputy Durkan wish to ask something?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: May I ask a question on valproate?

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: Mention was made of specialist nurses in response to a question posed by Senator Conway-Walsh. I am aware that data has been available on the impact of valproate on foetal development. In terms of where we are now with the existing cohort, it is my understanding that when female patients who have epilepsy talk to their GPs about having a family, they are moved from valproate to...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Quarterly Meeting on Health Issues (11 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: I would see a role for community pharmacists here because they are the people who generally sell the folic acid and pregnancy tests and who also dispense medication to patients with long-term illnesses. They are very much aware of patients' history and in well-established community pharmacies, they would have seen girls growing up and going through different phases of treatment. While I am...

Public Accounts Committee: National Paediatric Hospital Development Board: Financial Statements 2018 (5 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: At the outset I wish to state that I have been a long-term supporter of the children's hospital and of locating it on the St. James's Hospital site. My support has been based on the recommendation of a tri-located model with the capacity to include a maternity hospital and an adult hospital on the site. This will mean children can be born and transferred while women who have babies do not...

Public Accounts Committee: National Paediatric Hospital Development Board: Financial Statements 2018 (5 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: After this it definitely will be. We will give Ms Hardiman an honorary title. Once I committed myself to studying all the information I was convinced that this was the right place to put the hospital. I was given a document at the Oireachtas Committee on Health about four years ago. It stated that about 75% of the patient cohort came from the greater Dublin area. I do not care what...

Public Accounts Committee: National Paediatric Hospital Development Board: Financial Statements 2018 (5 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: To summarise Ms Hardiman's answers, staff in various sites are operating according to different protocols, with different ways of getting paid, different time schedules and different levels of management. CHI is streamlining practices so that staff can be transferred to the new hospital without a fuss about name tags, pay packets or practices.

Public Accounts Committee: National Paediatric Hospital Development Board: Financial Statements 2018 (5 Dec 2019)

Kate O'Connell: This is absolutely necessary in order to integrate the services. The issue of parents' rooms constantly comes up. All rooms outside of the intensive care unit and the high dependency unit have facilities for parents. On the Crumlin road there is a charitable organisation providing facilities where parents or other children can stay. For the benefit of people who have never been in that...

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