Written answers

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Photo of Colm KeaveneyColm Keaveney (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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601. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on waiting lists for orthopaedic procedures within the Saolta University health care group, as at June in each of the years 2011 to 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28683/15]

Photo of Colm KeaveneyColm Keaveney (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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602. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons, in tabular form, who have been on waiting lists, for elective surgery within the Saolta University health care group for up to three months, three months-plus to six months, six months-plus to nine months, nine months-plus to 12 months, 12 months-plus to 18 months, and in excess of 18 months, including numbers for ophthalmic procedures detailed separately; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28687/15]

Photo of Colm KeaveneyColm Keaveney (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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603. To ask the Minister for Health the average waiting time, mean and median, for an ophthalmic inpatient treatment in the Saolta University health care group; if he will confirm that the group has the necessary specialist personnel required to carry out ophthalmic procedures; if not, when this situation will be rectified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28690/15]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 601 to 603, inclusive, together.

As these are service matters, 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 my officials will follow the matter up.

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