Wednesday, 6 November 2013
Department of Health
Hospital Waiting Lists
168. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients on opthalmology waiting list in County Kerry; the average waiting time; the measures he proposes to take to address the waiting list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [47253/13]
The National Waiting List Management Policy, A standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, January 2013, has been developed to ensure that all administrative, managerial and clinical staff follow an agreed national minimum standard for the management and administration of waiting lists for scheduled care. This policy, which has been adopted by the HSE, sets out the processes that hospitals are to implement to manage waiting lists.
In relation to this particular query raised by the Deputy, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.