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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action: Supporting a Just Transition: Discussion (Resumed) (18 Dec 2019)

Mr. Kieran Mulvey: I am at the back end of having had 'flu so if my voice begins to break members will understand the reason for it. I thank the Chairman and members of the committee for this opportunity to address them. As they will be aware, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment telephoned me a few weeks ago and asked if I would be willing to act in the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: State Claims Agency Data (17 Dec 2019) See 1 other result from this answer

Michael Moynihan: 343. To ask the Minister for Health the number of cases ongoing against the State Claims Agency in relation to the swine flu vaccine; if the approach taken by the State in dealing with these claims will be reviewed in view of the recent outcome of the test case in the High Court; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52665/19]

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccine Damage Compensation Scheme (12 Dec 2019)

Peter Burke: 154. To ask the Minister for Health his plans regarding compensation for the young persons who received the H1N1 swine flu Pandemrix vaccine and subsequently developed narcolepsy in view of a recent case (details supplied); if there are non-legal routes being considered due to the stress this causes young persons and their families and the cost to the State; and if he will make a statement on...

Pre-European Council Meeting: Statements (11 Dec 2019)

Mattie McGrath: ...for 30 years. Thankfully, due to issues in Poland and other countries, it is doing well now but MII and the meat industry bringing in shipments from these areas adjacent to an outbreak of swine 'flu, which wiped out herds of pigs, is reckless. Are we sleepwalking in that regard? What is the Department doing? Farmers are persecuted every day with the burden of regulation. Many pig...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (5 Dec 2019)

Regina Doherty: ...be additional aids and appliances to facilitate the discharge of people when they need to be discharged, as opposed to keeping them in hospital when they should not be there, and additional rapid flu testing kits and local PCR flu testing to reduce the length of stays, facilitate diagnosis and treatment of flu patients to reduce isolation demand, and reduce the impact of the outbreaks we...

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

...pressures across all our hospitals. I acknowledge the experience of Deputy O'Connell and other families, for which we apologise. We are dealing with a significant pressure arising from the flu and respiratory illness winter season. Without the unit at Connolly hospital, it would have been an awful lot worse. That facility has allowed us to decompress some of the other emergency...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (4 Dec 2019)

Mattie McGrath: There are major concerns in the pig industry here about imported pork and other products coming from areas close to where there is swine flu. Have we proper checks in our ports and airports by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in this regard? This is a deadly serious virus and it could be worse than foot and mouth disease for the pig industry. The pig industry is our third...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Departmental Expenditure (4 Dec 2019)

Simon Harris: ...Photographer 301.35 2016 Photography for Departmental Press Launch Conor McCabe Photography 430.50 2016 Photography for Flu Vaccine Photocall Marc O’Sullivan Photography 553.50 2016 Photography for Departmental Press Launch Jason Clarke Photography ...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Emergency Departments Waiting Times (3 Dec 2019)

Simon Harris: ...The HSE have advised that the increase in numbers is in part a result of higher rates of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract, as well as flu and norovirus (known as the winter vomiting bug), all of which circulate at this time of year. The HSE Winter Plan was launched on Thursday 14 November in preparation for the...

Ceisteanna ó Cheannairí - Leaders' Questions (28 Nov 2019)

Simon Coveney: ...months. The truth is that at this time of the year there are added pressures that have resulted in waiting times being longer than they should be in emergency departments, primarily because of flu, the vomiting bug and respiratory virus issues. In response, Children's Health Ireland, CHI, has restricted all elective and routine inpatient procedures in the coming weeks. The Health...

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health: Working Group on Access to Contraception: Discussion (27 Nov 2019) See 2 other results from this debate

Mr. Andrew Conlon: Is it man flu?

An Bille um an Naoú Leasú is Tríocha ar an mBunreacht (Ceart chun Sláinte), 2019: An Dara Céim [Comhaltaí Príobháideacha] - Thirty-ninth Amendment of the Constitution (Right to Health) Bill 2019: Second Stage [Private Members] (26 Nov 2019)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin: ...nurses and consultant doctors across a range of specialties. The unions representing front-line medical staff have been raising this issue for years but it has not been addressed. The Government has rolled out the usual lines, including that the flu is responsible for the pressure on hospitals; how often have we heard that? We have had eight years of Government led by Fine Gael, which...

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Emergency Departments Waiting Times (26 Nov 2019)

Margaret Murphy O'Mahony: ...because of the long waiting times. That is not good enough. Is he aware that the numbers are twice as bad as the same period last year? This is not acceptable, particularly as there is no major flu epidemic at the moment. What will it be like if there is a major outbreak or crisis? With respect, what is being done is not working. There are too many people aged over 75 and too many...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Emergency Departments Services (26 Nov 2019)

Simon Harris: ...to facilitate hospital avoidance and public health awareness; - Implementing Frail Intervention Therapy Teams for admission avoidance and reduced admissions of patients over-75; - Additional Flu testing kits to improve Patient Experience Time. Steady progress is also being made in increasing bed capacity with the number of available inpatient beds expected to increase to above 11,000...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Services (26 Nov 2019)

Simon Harris: ...Plan for Letterkenny University Hospital will be delivered by Winter Action Team 1 (WAT 1). The specific initiatives for WAT 1 include: - added Medical Registrar for improved medical cover; - rapid flu testing to reduce turnaround time to 2 hours; - additional cleaning services to improve bed turnaround time out-of-hours; - a reablement programme to decrease presentations and admissions;...

Written Answers — Department of Health: HSE Planning (26 Nov 2019)

Simon Harris: ...is to ensure that service providers are prepared for the additional external pressures associated with the winter period, including the prolonged holiday period, severe winter weather, seasonal influenza, and the spread of norovirus and other healthcare associated infections. The Plan is supported by an additional €26m in winter funding nationally. This winter funding will support...

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation (21 Nov 2019)

Martin Kenny: I wish to raise the issue of the swine flu vaccine and the case in the courts yesterday. I received an email from a young woman in my constituency yesterday in respect of this. She explained what is happening very well. She stated that the Minister for Health and the HSE settled a landmark case in which one lady, Aoife Bennett, sued both the State and the HSE, and both bodies have now...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospital Waiting Lists Action Plans (21 Nov 2019)

Simon Harris: ...is to ensure that service providers are prepared for the additional external pressures associated with the winter period, including the prolonged holiday period, severe winter weather, seasonal influenza, and the spread of norovirus and other healthcare associated infections. Nine Winter Action Teams, each aligned to a Community Healthcare Organisation and associated acute hospitals...

Finance Bill 2019: Report Stage (Resumed) (20 Nov 2019)

Joan Burton: ..., why is it suddenly not a food? The Minister must explain himself. I am sure that he has taken various remedies that people have recommended, possibly including cod liver oil for a bout of flu.

Hospital Overcrowding: Motion [Private Members] (20 Nov 2019) See 5 other results from this debate

Éamon Ó Cuív: ...all evening on this but I hope the Minister of State gets the message. We are in a crisis and it is only the beginning of winter. I hate to think what faces us over this winter, particularly if there is a flu outbreak.

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