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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Department of Health

Hospital Waiting Lists

Photo of Martin FerrisMartin Ferris (Kerry North-West Limerick, Sinn Fein)
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390. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a person (details supplied) in County Limerick with type 2 diabetes who is unable to take medication, suffers terrible pain and has been on a neurosurgery waiting list for over a year at Cork University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43090/14]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, 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 2014,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.

As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and they will follow up the matter with them.

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