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Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Misuse of Drugs (3 Dec 2021)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: I thank the Deputy.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Misuse of Drugs (3 Dec 2021)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: We have the fourth highest overdose rate in Europe. The Minister of State should please understand the difference between decriminalisation of drugs and decriminalisation of the drug user.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Misuse of Drugs (3 Dec 2021)

Marc Ó Cathasaigh: The Deputy's time is up.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Misuse of Drugs (3 Dec 2021)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: They are completely different things, and the Minister of State needs to understand that.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Misuse of Drugs (3 Dec 2021)

Mary Butler: There is no reason for the Deputy to shout across the floor at me. I am taking this question on behalf of the Minister of State, Deputy Feighan, who cannot be here due to Covid-19. A little respect would go a long way.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Misuse of Drugs (3 Dec 2021)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: I want respect for those dying as a result of this issue. I also want a citizens' assembly on drugs.

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Misuse of Drugs (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: Why did the Deputy not do that when he was Minister of State with responsibility for the national drugs strategy?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Misuse of Drugs (3 Dec 2021)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Is that the response? This over and back and "Why did you not do it"?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Misuse of Drugs (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: Why did the Deputy not do it?

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions: Misuse of Drugs (3 Dec 2021)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin: Where is the citizens' assembly? It is in the programme for Government. Is that the Minister's response?

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Procedures (3 Dec 2021)

David Cullinane: The cancellation of hospital appointments and scheduled care is not sustainable. It now happens routinely. Covid has exacerbated the problem but it happened long before it for which there are a number of reasons. Obviously there is the lack of capacity, as the Minister mentioned, in terms of ICU. There is a lack of recovery beds so surgeries cannot be scheduled. There is a lack of...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Procedures (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: Yes, I agree with the analysis by the Deputy. It is not about simply providing more home care, outpatients, operating theatres or diagnostics. We have got to look at the entire patient pathway. Can they get to the GP quick enough? Can the GP refer to a consultant or, better still, is there an intermediary, like an advance nurse practitioner scheme that we have seen treat and discharge...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Procedures (3 Dec 2021)

David Cullinane: On that note, in the last number of months I have visited 17 hospitals. I have met 17 hospital managers and all of their clinical teams. I have met the CEOs of hospital groups. I have also met people who work in primary and community care settings. While some good work has been done through the enhanced community care programme there is still an awful lot more to be done so that we can...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Procedures (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: If the Deputy is willing to share his note then I will be delighted to take a look. There is no better insight that I get, no more than the Deputy, than meeting clinicians, healthcare providers, social care providers, patients and their families and seeing what is going on. An awful lot is working and people have done incredible work but, as the Deputy has quite rightly said, more is...

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Procedures (3 Dec 2021)

David Cullinane: I ask the Minister to give me a note on Lifford Community Hospital.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Procedures (3 Dec 2021)

Stephen Donnelly: I will. We have put in a vast amount of funding to significantly increase the community-based workforce and therapeutics. It has proven very difficult. There is a lot that we are doing, working with the HSE, to see what more we can do to train up, attract and retain people to work in community care.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Procedures (3 Dec 2021)

Kathleen Funchion: Deputy Mattie McGrath has sent his apologies regarding his question.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Hospital Procedures (3 Dec 2021)

Question No. 94 replied to with Written Answers.

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Disability Services (3 Dec 2021)

Disability Services

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions: Disability Services (3 Dec 2021)

Kathleen Funchion: The next question is in the name of Deputy Pauline Tully and her substitute is Deputy Thomas Gould.

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