Tuesday, 8 April 2014
Department of Health
Hospital Waiting Lists
643. To ask the Minister for Health when person (details supplied) in County Dublin will be called for an appointment for an urgent double hip operation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16492/14]
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 Health Service Executive, 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 HSE to respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.