Written answers

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Department of Health

Hospital Appointment Delays

Photo of Arthur SpringArthur Spring (Kerry North-West Limerick, Labour)
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899. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the waiting time for a public patient (details supplied) in County Kerry to receive an appointment for an eye operation in the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital in Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19496/14]

Photo of James ReillyJames Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
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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 the particular query raised by the Deputy, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to him on this matter.

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