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Written Answers — Hospital Services: Hospital Services (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: Entitlement to health services in Ireland is primarily based on residency and means rather than income. Any person, regardless of nationality, who is accepted by the health boards as being ordinarily resident in Ireland is entitled to either full eligibility, category 1 — medical card holders, or limited eligibility, category 2, for health services. Health boards normally regard a person as...

Written Answers — Long-Term Illness Scheme: Long-Term Illness Scheme (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: Under the Health Act 1970, a health board may make arrangements for the supply without charge of drugs, medicines and medical and surgical appliances to people suffering from any of the following conditions, who are not already medical card holders, for the treatment of that condition under the long-term illness, LTI, scheme: mental handicap; mental illness, for persons under 16 years only;...

Written Answers — Hospital Services: Hospital Services (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: Responsibility for the provision of hospital services to residents of Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has therefore asked the regional chief executive of the authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to her directly.

Written Answers — Hospital Services: Hospital Services (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: I propose to take questions Nos. 370 to 374, inclusive, together. The Eastern Regional Health Authority is charged with responsibility for commissioning health and personal social services on behalf of the population of the region, and also on behalf of those outside the region who are referred for specialist treatment. My Department has therefore requested the authority to reply to the...

Written Answers — Statutory Instruments: Statutory Instruments (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: My Department is reviewing its statutory instruments for compliance with the requirements of Bunreacht na hÉireann in the light of the recent High Court judgment concerning the Immigration Act 1999.

Written Answers — Hospital Services: Hospital Services (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: Responsibility for the provision of health services to persons living in counties Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has therefore asked the regional chief executive of the authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to him directly.

Written Answers — Smoking Ban: Smoking Ban (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: I will make a decision on the new date for commencement of the smoke-free workplaces regulations in the near future. I believe that the vast majority of employers, employees and the public will comply with the new measure. The primary purpose of making workplaces smoke-free is to protect people from exposure to toxic environmental tobacco smoke.

Written Answers — EU Presidency: EU Presidency (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: At the end of December a programme of Presidency events in the area of public health was produced. This was circulated to a range of agencies and offices, including the health boards. I conducted media briefings during January to set out the objectives of our Presidency, the events we are holding and what developments citizens can expect to see in the public health area during our term in the...

Written Answers — General Practitioner Co-operatives: General Practitioner Co-operatives (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: General practitioners who choose to hold GMS contracts with health boards undertake to provide services for their medical card patients for a total of 40 hours per week on five or more days in agreement with the local health board. Doctors are obliged also "to make suitable arrangements to enable contact to be made with him or his locum or deputy outside of normal hours for urgent cases"....

Written Answers — Hospital Waiting Lists: Hospital Waiting Lists (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: The provision of services for persons resident in County Mayo is a matter for the Western Health Board. My Department has asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the position and to reply directly to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Hospital Waiting Lists: Hospital Waiting Lists (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: The provision of services for persons resident in County Mayo is a matter for the Western Health Board. My Department has asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the position and to reply directly to the Deputy.

Written Answers — Health and Safety Regulations: Health and Safety Regulations (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: As the Deputy is aware, each employer in the health service owes a duty of care to all their employees, to provide a safe working environment, minimising the risk of assault. In this regard, health service employers are constantly reviewing the systems for the management and control of violence in the workplace. For example, systematic training for staff in control and restraint techniques,...

Written Answers — Hospital Services: Hospital Services (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: My Department has met representatives of the western neurosurgery campaign and I am aware of their views on the development of neurosurgical services. I have asked Comhairle na nOspidéal to carry out a review of neurosurgical services and to prepare a report for my consideration. Comhairle has been asked to focus, in particular, on the provision of adequate capacity and consideration of...

Written Answers — Smoking Ban: Smoking Ban (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: There is a wide range of nicotine replacement therapy, NRT, medicinal products available to those who wish to quit smoking. These products are subject to control as medicinal products, some of which are available only on prescription and others which are for sale over the counter in pharmacies. The Irish Medicines Board is the statutory body responsible for the regulation of medicinal...

Written Answers — Hospital Services: Hospital Services (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: The figures requested by the Deputy are not routinely collected by my Department. Therefore, my Department has asked the chief executive officer of the Western Health Board to collate the information requested by the Deputy and to reply to him directly.

Written Answers — Strategy Statements: Strategy Statements (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: The strategy "Primary Care: A New Direction" provides for the establishment of a number of primary care teams on the basis of the principal features of the integrated interdisciplinary model described in the strategy. These are not pilot projects and they represent the first phase of implementation. The experience of these implementation projects will allow the model to be rolled out in a...

Written Answers — Smoking Ban: Smoking Ban (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: As the Office for Tobacco Control is a separate statutory body, officials of my Department have contacted the office and asked it to reply directly to the Deputy in regard to the matter.

Written Answers — Smoking Ban: Smoking Ban (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: I will make a decision on the new date for commencement of the smoke-free workplaces regulations in the near future. I believe that the vast majority of employers, employees and the public will comply with the new measure. The primary purpose of making workplaces smoke-free is to protect people from exposure to toxic environmental tobacco smoke.

Written Answers — Health Board Services: Health Board Services (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: Responsibility for the provision of orthodontic treatment to eligible persons in County Donegal rests with the North Western Health Board. My Department has asked the chief executive officer to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to her directly.

Written Answers — Health Board Services: Health Board Services (3 Feb 2004)

Micheál Martin: Responsibility for the provision of orthodontic treatment to eligible persons in County Donegal rests with the North Western Health Board. My Department has asked the chief executive officer to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to her directly.

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