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Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: I will read my reply and then speak again on the issues raised by the Deputy. On behalf of the Minister, Deputy Harris, I thank the Deputy for raising this matter, as it gives me the opportunity to update the House. Most of my reply is probably information that the Deputy already has, but I will read it in any event. Organ donation is one of the most selfless acts that one person can...

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: The Deputy probably already had most of the information contained in my reply. I have listened to and understood her concerns. All I can do is relay most of them to the Minister. As someone with a person in her family who passed away and donated every organ, I understand the difficulties and stresses people experience during what is a time when no one can really put anything together....

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: There were 51 living donors of kidneys last year. I have the statistics with me. Many people are willing to change their lifestyles for two or three months after donating a kidney to a loved one. I will raise the issue with the Minister and ask him to reply directly to the Deputy. I cannot give her a commitment that an alteration will happen, but I understand her concerns.

Topical Issue Debate: Organ Donation (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: I thank the Deputy for her thoughtfulness on this issue. Perhaps it has been overlooked and we should re-examine it.

Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: I am taking this issue on behalf of the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath. I have just been made aware of the letter referred to by Deputy O'Dowd and perhaps I will get a chance to deal with that shortly. I thank Deputy O'Dowd for raising this important issue and for giving me the opportunity to outline the position in regard to the provision of respite services in County Louth....

Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: As the House is aware, I came with a prepared speech and I was not aware of the letter to which the Deputy referred. I will certainly raise all of the issues with the Minister of State, Deputy Finian McGrath, who apologises for not being here this evening. I fully concur with Deputy O'Dowd.

Topical Issue Debate: Respite Care Services Provision (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: Even in my own constituency, I have had people ring me in regard to respite care, particularly for children, which astonished me. The children are in their teens now and there is a need for the HSE to up its game to make sure respite is available for those families, who are struggling on daily basis in trying to deal in particular with older children and youths. The difficulty is that, at...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Transgender Issues (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: A proposed model of care for transgender children, adolescents and adults was submitted by the HSE Quality Improvement Division to the HSE Divisions of Primary Care, Mental Health and Acute Hospital for consideration in January 2017. The model was developed in consultation with key treating clinicians, planners, policy makers, advocates and service users and outlines key services required to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medicinal Products Availability (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: I propose to take Questions Nos. 213 to 217, inclusive, together. Since the launch of Healthy Ireland, expenditure on its implementation from within the budget of the Department of Health has been the following: Year Expenditure 2013 €89,315 2014 €586,470 2015 €607,707 2016 €1,156,405 2017 €996,837 In addition to the expenditure noted above, other...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Obesity Strategy (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: I propose to take Questions Nos. 218, 220 and 221 together. My Department has established an Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group. The national Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group (OPIOG) - under the Chair of my Department - is comprised of representatives from a range of Government Departments and Agencies including the Department of Housing, Planning and Local...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Obesity Strategy (18 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: I propose to take Questions Nos. 219 and 222 together. My Department has established an Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group. The national Obesity Policy Implementation Oversight Group (OPIOG) - under the Chair of my Department - is comprised of representatives from a range of Government Departments and Agencies including the Department of Education & Skills and the...

Hospital Trolley Crisis: Motion [Private Members] (16 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: I am sorry the Minister had to leave but he has asked me to make the closing contribution. I thank Members for their contributions, some of which I listened to before I arrived in the Chamber. The Minister and I have taken notes. It is clear from the debate that the House shares our commitment and determination, and that of the Government, to do better for our patients. Despite the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eating Disorders (16 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Industrial Relations (16 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: The Department of Health has not contracted any services from the company referred to by the Deputy. I have therefore referred the matter to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to him.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services Provision (16 Jan 2018)

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: Health Strategies (16 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: ‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland’, the national Obesity Policy and Action Plan (OPAP), was 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 the overall burden for individuals, families, the health system, and the wider society and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Substance Misuse (16 Jan 2018)

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: Medical Aids and Appliances Provision (16 Jan 2018)

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: Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (16 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: With effect from 1 January 2014, operational and financial responsibility for the North East Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force was transferred to the Health Service Executive. Therefore, this service matter has been referred to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (16 Jan 2018)

Catherine Byrne: In recognition of the key role Drug and Alcohol Task Forces play in providing a targeted response to the drug problem in local communities, I will shortly be announcing details of a range of new funding initiatives to strengthen the capacity of Task Forces to support the implementation of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery during 2018.

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