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Written Answers — Department of Health: Eating Disorders (27 Jul 2021)

Mary Butler: ...improved access and shorter waiting lists, remains a key priority for me, Government as a whole and the HSE. In response to the growth in cases presenting to mental health services, €5.7 million has been allocated for the Eating Disorders National Clinical Programme since 2016. The Eating Disorders Model of Care was launched in 2018 and was developed in partnership with the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (27 Jul 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: ...-attack. Despite the challenges resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic last year, by 31 December 2020 Children’s Health Ireland had carried out 322 scoliosis procedures, 163 of which were spinal fusions, and 159 other spinal procedures. Overall, scoliosis activity figures for 2020 were 16% lower than in the previous year, despite significant social distancing measures and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Disability Services (27 Jul 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I propose to take Questions Nos. 2456 an 2457 together. As the Deputy may be aware, an additional €100 million was provided in the 2021 Budget for new disability developments, reflecting the strength of the Government’s commitment in this area. This investment includes provision for increasing capacity within residential services in a planned way, continuing to respond to the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (27 Jul 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: .... My Department does not have full access to information on the impact of this ransomware attack on elective waiting lists but will provide an update as soon as one is available. An additional €240 million has been provided in Budget 2021 for an access to care fund, €210m of which has been allocated to the HSE and a further €30m to the National Treatment Purchase Fund...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Home Care Packages (27 Jul 2021)

Mary Butler: ...help and standard home care packages has operated as a single home support service. We have made improved access to home support services a priority. In 2021 an additional investment of €150 million has been made available to fund over 24.2 million hours of home support and to support the roll out of the inteRAI standard assessment tool and the establishment of a National Home...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (27 Jul 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: ...and had the effect of increasing access delays for services. At the 13th of May 2021, nationwide there were 11,073 patients waiting for an adult or child orthopaedic IPDC procedure, a reduction of 19% (-2,569) compared to the same period last year. Specifically in terms of hip and knee replacements, the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) have advised the Department that at the end of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists (27 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this answer

Stephen Donnelly: I propose to take Questions Nos. 2751 to 2754, inclusive, and 2757 together. It is recognised that waiting times for scheduled appointments and procedures have been impacted in the last sixteen months as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently as a result of the ransomware attack. While significant progress was made in reducing waiting times from June 2020 onwards, the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Home Care Packages (27 Jul 2021)

Mary Butler: ...Support Service is a core service for older people and is highly valued by service users, their families and by the HSE. The HSE’s National Service Plan for 2021 target is to deliver over 24.2million hours of home support - 23.9 million home support hours to 55,675 people - 360,000 hours to 235 people through intensive home support packages This is 5 million hours more than the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Appointments Status (27 Jul 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: .... My Department does not have full access to information on the impact of this ransomware attack on elective waiting lists but will provide an update as soon as one is available. An additional €240 million has been provided in Budget 2021 for an access to care fund, €210m of which has been allocated to the HSE and a further €30m to the National Treatment Purchase Fund...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services (27 Jul 2021)

Mary Butler: ...plans in place, including access to acute beds in the private sector. The HSE has a range of proactive responses for any rise in mental health service needs. In 2020, an additional €2.2 million was allocated to develop telehealth and psychosocial responses to Covid-19. Telehealth services are now fully established including YourMentalHealth.ie, which offers a wealth of...

Written Answers — Department of Rural and Community Development: Rural Schemes (27 Jul 2021)

Heather Humphreys: ...that the LIS is funded into the future. This reflects the important contribution which the scheme makes to connectivity in rural Ireland I launched the 2021 LIS on 14th May with funding of €10.5 million. This represented a 5% increase compared to last year. I am very pleased to confirm that I recently announced a further €10.5 million to bring the level of funding to...

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media: General Scheme of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill: Discussion (Resumed) (21 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

...own media to get word out that we are a new agency and that we are here to help people. We also find over time that we need to do more to encourage young people to engage in help-seeking. Only 50% of young people will speak to trusted adult, such as a teacher or a parent, when things go wrong online. Even fewer will report to a social media site, let alone a Government entity, because...

Seanad: Finance (Local Property Tax) (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (16 Jul 2021)

Seán Fleming: ...regard, the new basis for calculating LPT liabilities builds on the existing band structure and is a variation of one of the approaches examined in the 2019 LPT review, which was listed as scenario 5 in the report. The new approach will maintain the number of bands at 20. Band 1 will be expanded from €0 to €200,000 and band 2 will contain valuations from €200,000 to...

Seanad: Mandatory Hotel Quarantine Extension: Motion (16 Jul 2021) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Donnelly: ...circumstances. Up to 13 July, 8,420 people have quarantined in designated facilities. Latest figures show that 376 residents have tested positive for Covid-19. Cases were recorded in travellers from 35 countries. If these people had not been in mandatory hotel quarantine, it is likely to have resulted in a significant number of additional cases in the community. We know that variants...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Community Development Projects (15 Jul 2021)

Joe O'Brien: ...is provided to each local authority area and is distributed by the local community development committees, LCDCs, on the basis of local need. In 2020, the CEP received a total fund of €7.2 million, including €5 million as part of the Government's July stimulus package for repairs or upgrades to community centres and community buildings. This year, on 10 May, I launched the...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Departmental Schemes (15 Jul 2021)

Heather Humphreys: .... The scheme is funded by my Department and is administered through the local authorities. I launched the 2021 local improvement scheme on 14 May with an announcement of funding of €10.5 million, representing a 5% increase on last year's funding. As part of the our rural future policy, the Government committed to ensuring that the local improvement scheme is funded into the...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Departmental Schemes (15 Jul 2021)

Heather Humphreys: ...funded for repair works since the scheme was relaunched in 2017. Prior to then there was no funding for this scheme for a number of years. I launched the 2021 LIS on 14 May with funding of €10.5 million. This represented a 5% increase compared with last year. As part of Our Rural Future, the Government committed to ensuring that the local improvement scheme is funded in the...

Seanad: Nursing Homes Support Scheme (Amendment) Bill 2021: Second Stage (15 Jul 2021)

Mary Butler: ...of the scheme, thereby preserving access to care for those who need it. It is important that we ensure the sustainability of the scheme. It costs €1.4 billion a year, a vast sum to support 22,500 people in nursing homes. That brings me to the issue of home care, which was raised by Senator Garvey and others. We made a significant breakthrough in home care this year, with a total...

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