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Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services Funding (18 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: As the Minister for Health has previously stated, he recognises the need for individual hospital groups and CHOs to operate within their allocated budget considering the national service plan approved for 2019 and respects the prudent approach being adopted. He has also pointed out that the HSE's overriding requirement is to prioritise the delivery of safe services within the available...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services Funding (18 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: I am Thursday's child.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Health Services Funding (18 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: On behalf of the Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, I thank the Deputy for raising this issue. I will read the response I have been given. I would like to first clarify that it is not the case that budgets are being cut. This issue can be accurately described as individual hospital groups and CHOs across the HSE needing to live within their allocated budget. Where individual hospital...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Childhood Obesity (18 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: I propose to take Questions Nos. 156 and 182 together. A Healthy Weight for Ireland’, the Government’s Obesity Policy and Action Plan (OPAP), was approved by Government in 2016 and launched in September 2016 under the auspices of the Healthy Ireland agenda. The OPAP covers a ten year period up to 2025 and aims to reverse obesity trends, prevent health complications and reduce...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Obesity Levels (18 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: In 2016, under the Healthy Ireland Framework, the Government published Healthy Weight for Ireland: Obesity Policy and Action Plan which sets a clear short-term target for a sustained downward trend in levels of excess weight in children and a reduction in the gap in obesity levels between the highest and lowest socioeconomic groups by 10%. Since 2006, when the World Health Organization...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Promotion (18 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: The Healthy Ireland fund was established in 2017 with an allocation of €5 million and with additional allocations of €5 million in 2018 and 2019. The first round of the Fund was distributed through Local Community Development Committees, Children and Young Person’s Services Committees and statutory organisations. The aim of the Fund is to support innovative, cross...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Promotion (18 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: I propose to take Questions Nos. 180 and 181 together. Healthy Start is a UK-wide statutory scheme providing a nutritional safety net to pregnant women and children under four in low-income families in receipt of certain benefits or tax credits. Healthy Start supports public health policies by encouraging breastfeeding and a healthy diet. Any costs associated with the development of a similar...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Promotion (18 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: Healthy Ireland is the National Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2025. Healthy Ireland is based on evidence and experience from around the world which clearly shows that to create positive changes in health and well-being takes the involvement of the whole of Government and all of society working in unison. There are a number of Health Promotion policies and programmes that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services Staff Data (18 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services Staff Data (18 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: As the Deputy's question relates to service matters, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive (HSE) for direct reply to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Reports (16 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: In September 2018, the Sláintecare Programme Implementation Office commenced refining the three-year Sláintecare Implementation Strategy into a single-year Action Plan for 2019. This process has involved reviewing the 106 sub-actions of the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy - which was published in August 2018 - and identifying where further actions were required. A readiness...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services Provision (16 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: As the issue raised refers to service matters, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for their direct reply to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services Provision (16 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: As the question refers to services, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Substance Misuse (16 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Counselling Services Provision (16 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: As the issue raised refers to service matters, it has been referred again to the Health Service Executive for their direct reply to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Promotion (16 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: The Health and Wellbeing Programme in my Department is responsible for coordinating the implementation of Healthy Ireland which is the National Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2025. Healthy Ireland is based on evidence and experience from around the world which clearly shows that to create positive changes in health and wellbeing takes the involvement of the whole of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Promotion (16 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: In July 2016, the Government approved the creation of a Healthy Ireland Fund and subsequently provided an initial allocation of €5 million in Budget 2017 to kick-start the establishment of the Fund. The aim of the Healthy Ireland Fund is to stimulate and support innovative, cross-sectoral, evidence-based projects, programmes and initiatives that support the implementation of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: National Drugs Strategy Budget (16 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: On 06 March 2019, I announced additional funding of €1 million for the implementation of the National Drugs Strategy; "Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery". This funding, which will be provided on a recurring, multi-annual basis, will address the priorities set down in the Strategy including early harm reduction responses, emerging trends in substance misuse, and improving services for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drug Treatment Programmes (16 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Industrial Disputes (11 Apr 2019)

Catherine Byrne: On behalf of the Minister, I thank Deputies Ó Caoláin and Joan Collins for raising this issue today. As we all know, this matter relates to a branch of the Psychiatric Nurses Association called the National Ambulance Service Representative Association, NASRA. This group has engaged in industrial action on five dates since the action initiated on 22 January. NASRA members again...

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