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Accessibility of Public Transport for People with Disabilities: Motion (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: On behalf of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy Ross, I thank all who spoke on the motion for their thoughtful and considered contributions on all of the issues raised. I will bring their comments and concerns to the Minister and I hope that we can put some of the recommendations into action. I thank the Chair of the Joint Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Hospital Equipment (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: I assure the Deputy that I am not here for any glory.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Hospital Equipment (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: The Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, is an integral part of the Ireland East hospital group, providing health services and care for the people of Westmeath, Longford and surrounding areas in the midlands. The hospital provides quality patient services through the skills and values of staff to the best of its available resources. This has been achieved first and foremost through the...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Hospital Equipment (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: The Deputies can call it what they like, but I am not in a position this evening to announce that Mullingar hospital will receive the funding in question. I acknowledge the hard work being done by community groups around the country. They fundraise at weekends on a regular basis for various issues relating to hospitals and beyond. I thank the people of Mullingar and the surrounding area...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service Provision (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: On behalf of the Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, I assure the House that the National Ambulance Service is focused on improving the ambulance service in the north-east region and throughout the country. The improvement of service is being implemented through the multi-annual reform programme and through the National Ambulance Service reform plan. New developments are being processed,...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Hospital Equipment (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: I did.

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Hospital Equipment (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: On behalf of the Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, I thank the Deputy for the opportunity to update the House on the capital development projects at the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar. The Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, is a model 3 hospital delivering a 24-7 emergency department, general medicine, including regional stroke thrombolysis, general surgery, obstetrics and...

Saincheisteanna Tráthúla - Topical Issue Debate: Ambulance Service Provision (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: I welcome the opportunity to address, on behalf of the Minister for Health, Deputy Harris, the matter of the ambulance service in the north east. The Minister, Deputy Harris, is pleased to inform the House that six additional staff have been approved to be deployed to the Monaghan and Castleblayney ambulance stations. The additional staff are expected to be in place in the coming weeks and...

Fourth Interim Report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes: Statements (Resumed) (21 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: I might say a few words before reading the response from the Minister's office. I thank Deputies Burton, Maureen O'Sullivan, O'Loughlin, Martin Kenny and Wallace. I am sorry if I left anybody out. We all know about the unbelievable cruelty that happened in this country in the past and is probably still happening in some places and the loss of those children's lives and the loss for the...

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: I move amendment No. 1:In page 6, between lines 25 and 26, to insert the following:"Amendment of section 7 of Principal Act 5. Section 7 of the Principal Act is amended, in subsection (5), by the substitution of the following paragraph for paragraph (c):"(c) the policies (whether set out in codes, guidelines or other documents, or any combination thereof) and objectives of the Government or...

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: I will speak to amendments Nos. 1, 8 to 15, inclusive, Nos. 18 to 20, inclusive, Nos. 22 to 24, inclusive and 26 to 28, inclusive together. The substantive amendments are amendments Nos. 8 and 18 and are concerned with strengthening the roles and responsibilities of the board and CEO. The other amendments are consequential amendments. Amendment No. 8 which gives new functions to the...

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: The HSE is responsible for operational issues and the Minister is responsible for policies. The CEO must ensure that appropriate systems are in place and the board must satisfy itself that the systems are in place. Strategically from a policy perspective, the legislation will now require the CEO to put in place systems and procedures for internal performance management and accountability...

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: Working on implementation of Sláintecare, the board is accountable to the Minister. The HSE is required to implement the Government's policies, which include the system of Sláintecare.

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: We are not on amendment No. 16.

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: I move amendment No. 2:In page 6, between lines 35 and 36, to insert the following:"(b) in subsection (2)—(i) in paragraph (a), by the substitution of "subsection (1)," for "subsection (1), and", (ii) in paragraph (b), by the substitution of "functions, or" for "functions.", and (iii) by the insertion of the following paragraph after paragraph (b):"(c) subject to section 10AA(1) and...

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: A health needs assessment must be done at least annually to inform the service plan. Specific guidelines have to developed on the criteria that will apply to the health needs assessment.

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: Yes.

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: Yes.

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: It is not done at the moment.

Select Committee on Health: Health Service Executive (Governance) Bill 2018: Committee Stage (20 Feb 2019)

Catherine Byrne: The needs assessment.

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