Written answers

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Department of Health

Hospital Waiting Lists

Photo of Colm KeaveneyColm Keaveney (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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146. To ask the Minister for Health the number of orthopaedic surgical procedures that have been carried out in University Hospital Galway in each month of each year from January 2011 to September 2015 inclusive; the average waiting time for such procedures; if there is currently a practice of seeking to reduce waiting times for such procedures by moving persons onto a waiting list for pain clinics; the number of orthopaedic consultants that are currently employed in University Hospital Galway; if he will provide a list of their specialties; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34998/15]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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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 my officials will follow the matter up.

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