Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

  • Disability Support Services
    465. To ask the Minister for Health the supports planned for children with disabilities and their families that are suffering during the Covid-19 lockdown and require support; and if he will make...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    466. To ask the Minister for Health if exemptions will be given from the new requirement to self-isolate for a 14-day period to parents who travel by plane frequently from the UK to Ireland to...
  • Disability Support Services
    467. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the redeployment of special needs assistants, SNAs (details supplied); if redeployment is going ahead; if so, the areas to which persons will be...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    468. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to cases of businesses that operate an appointment only, physical training facility; if his attention has been further drawn to...
  • Ministerial Meetings
    470. To ask the Minister for Health the discussions there have been with the Minister for Health in Northern Ireland on the development of tracing apps that would be compatible on all of the...
  • Health Services Staff
    471. To ask the Minister for Health the number of personnel recruited in February, March, April and May 2020, respectively, to the HSE due to the Covid-19 pandemic who were working in nursing...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    472. To ask the Minister for Health the number of recorded deaths from Covid-19 and recorded cases of infection of retired religious personnel who were or are living in religious communities or...
  • Dental Services
    473. To ask the Minister for Health the assistance which will be given to dentists to aid them with the extra costs of providing PPE and other costs associated with reopening after Covid-19; and...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    474. To ask the Minister for Health the discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on the effect the Covid-19 pandemic is having on public services; the arrangements being made to...
  • Covid-19 Tests
    475. To ask the Minister for Health the waiting time for results of Covid-19 testing for care home staff. [10484/20]
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
    476. To ask the Minister for Health the staffing level in the CAMHS service in Corduff primary care centre; and the positions left unfilled. [10487/20]
  • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
    477. To ask the Minister for Health the reason Our Lady’s Hospital, Cashel, County Tipperary has been deemed suitable for the resumption of inpatient accommodation in view of being...
  • HSE Staff
    478. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 619 of 13 May 2020, the steps being taken to replace agency staff with directly employed HSE staff in cases in which...
  • Wards of Court
    479. To ask the Minister for Health the number of wards of court who had their home care package withdrawn and were transferred to nursing homes due the Covid-19 pandemic; the number who have...
  • Hospital Waiting Lists
    480. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) in County Donegal has been referred from Letterkenny University Hospital to Galway University Hospital for heart surgery; and if...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    481. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients who were transferred from hospitals to nursing homes in north County Kildare as a result of Covid-19; the number who were tested for...
  • Hospital Waiting Lists
    482. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will have an operation carried out; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10541/20]
  • General Practitioner Services
    483. To ask the Minister for Health the timeline for the reopening of SouthDoc on the north side of Cork city. [10546/20]
  • Medical Aids and Appliances
    484. To ask the Minister for Health if funding or grants are available to help persons who need a permanent oxygen machine with the electricity costs of running oxygen machines required as part...
  • Community Intervention Teams
    485. To ask the Minister for Health the services available to patients seeking to be discharged from Wexford General Hospital with home antibiotics under the community intervention team; and if...
  • Health Services Provision
    486. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied). [10562/20]
  • Disabilities Assessments
    487. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an early years intervention assessment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10568/20]
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Education
    488. To ask the Minister for Health if he will create an awareness programme on the dangers of using nitrous oxide as an inhalant; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10571/20]
  • Departmental Correspondence
    489. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address matters raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10578/20]
  • Disability Services Provision
    490. To ask the Minister for Health when services will be resumed at the Central Remedial Clinic, University Hospital Waterford, in view of the fact that services continued during Covid-19 at the...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    491. To ask the Minister for Health the number of Covid-19 patients who have been treated in private hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10600/20]
  • Hospital Services
    492. To ask the Minister for Health when surgical operations will resume in Tallaght University Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10603/20]
  • A Vision for Change
    494. To ask the Minister for Health if the updated document A Vision for Change will be published; the reason it has been delayed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10623/20]
  • Nursing Education
    495. To ask the Minister for Health if consideration will be given to altering the qualifying criteria for entry to nursing and midwifery courses for applications made via the Public Appointments...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    496. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the concerns of residents in respect of travel restrictions and social distancing measures in a number of short-term lettings (details...
  • Legislative Measures
    498. To ask the Minister for Health the reason legislation (details supplied) was not extended due to Covid-19; if clarity will be provided on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Air Pollution
    499. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated number of persons who died due to air pollution in 2019; the identified causes of this pollution; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
    500. To ask the Minister for Health further to a response received from the HSE (details supplied), the exact nature of works being carried out at Our Lady’s Hospital, Cashel, County...
  • Health Services
    502. To ask the Minister for Health the reason for the continued placement of a person (details supplied) discharged after eight months from James Connolly Memorial Hospital to St....
  • Health Services Staff
    503. To ask the Minister for Health the locations all staff from St. Brigid's Hospital, Carrick-on-Suir, have been redeployed to, resulting in the closure of the hospital; the number of staff...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    505. To ask the Minister for Health if the high Covid-19 figures in counties Cavan and Monaghan are being investigated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10700/20]
  • Covid-19 Tests
    507. To ask the Minister for Health the number of days per week testing is being carried out for Covid-19 at locations (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10702/20]
  • Occupational Therapy
    508. To ask the Minister for Health when county and city council occupational therapists will be allowed back to work in order that assessment of patient needs can be addressed relating to...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    509. To ask the Minister for Health if clarity will be provided on matters (details supplied) regarding gyms operating under phase 2 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. [10730/20]
  • Hospital Appointments Status
    510. To ask the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) will receive an urgent medical appointment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10731/20]
  • Departmental Reports
    511. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding a report (details supplied); the number of report recommendations that have been implemented; the number that remain unimplemented; if a...
  • Autism Incidence
    512. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children and adults with a diagnosis of autism; the age categories and geographical location of such persons; and if he will make a statement on...
  • Home Care Packages
    513. To ask the Minister for Health the arrangements in place for replacement home care support for a person (details supplied), when the home care provider is on holidays or sick leave; if there...
  • Health Services Provision
    514. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address concerns regarding the future of a unit (details supplied); if reports that it will close or wind down are correct; and if he will make a...
  • Disability Services Provision
    516. To ask the Minister for Health if a special needs unit can re-open as part of the Covid-19 easing of restrictions in line with other health services (details supplied); and if he will make a...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    517. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the establishment of voluntary tracing apps arising from Covid-19; the proposals relating to the working of such apps at EU level; and if he will...
  • Obesity Strategy
    523. To ask the Minister for Health the work undertaken to review evidence for fiscal measures on products that are high in fat, sugar and salt to reduce their consumption as per Action 1.10 of A...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic Supports
    524. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department or the HSE has put in place support services or access to counselling for those bereaved by Covid-19; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Home Care Packages
    525. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for home care packages; the number of persons experiencing delayed discharge from hospital due to a delay accessing...
  • Health Screening Programmes
    527. To ask the Minister for Health the date for the re-opening of cervical and breast screening cancer services in view of the fact that other non-essential services and businesses are now able...
  • Health Services Provision
    528. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider permitting local public health nurses to take bloods and administer the 'flu jab in the homes of elderly persons and especially those...
  • General Medical Services Scheme
    530. To ask the Minister for Health if certain products (details supplied) are covered under the general medical card scheme for persons in each county; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Medicinal Products
    531. To ask the Minister for Health the reason persons with multiple sclerosis wait a longer period of time for access to new drugs than their counterparts across the EU; the action he is taking...
  • Disability Services Data
    532. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons with disabilities in receipt of home support hours in each LHO area at the end of May 2020 or the latest date available; the number on...
  • Disabilities Assessments
    536. To ask the Minister for Health the number of children at the end of May 2020, or the latest date available, who were awaiting a first assessment from the HSE under the Disability Act 2005 by...
  • Physiotherapy Services
    537. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons on the physiotherapy waiting list in each local health area at the end of May 2020 or the latest date available; the number waiting less...
  • Health Screening Programmes
    566. To ask the Minister for Health when the cervical cancer screening programme will recommence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10919/20]
  • Defibrillators Provision
    567. To ask the Minister for Health the procedures and criteria in place in respect of supplying automated external defibrillators for families of children with inherited heart conditions; if...
  • Departmental Strategies
    569. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the implementation of the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest strategy for Ireland, Putting Survival at the Heart of the Community; the funding...
  • Hospital Services
    570. To ask the Minister for Health the status to date of setting up an in-hospital cardiac arrest register; the funding required to set up this register; the funding that has been made available...
  • Health Services Staff
    571. To ask the Minister for Health the number of community dieticians operating within the HSE; the number of those that operate on a part-time and full-time basis, respectively; the breakdown...
  • Health Services
    572. To ask the Minister for Health the costs associated with providing free check-ups for hypertension; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10939/20]
  • Tobacco Control Measures
    574. To ask the Minister for Health the funding spent on tobacco cessation measures in each of the past ten years in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10941/20]
  • Stroke Care
    575. To ask the Minister for Health the costs associated with expansion of stroke thrombectomy procedures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10944/20]
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Services
    578. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the implementation of the National Neurorehabilitation Strategy to develop neurorehabilitation services from acute, post-acute and community...
  • Stroke Care
    579. To ask the Minister for Health the number of stroke patients that are admitted to a stroke unit; the number of stroke patients that receive treatment in a stroke unit; and if he will make a...
  • Health Services
    580. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has carried out an evaluation of the potential to introduce a scheme similar to the UK scheme Healthy Start here; if such a scheme could be...
  • Stroke Care
    583. To ask the Minister for Health the capital projects in the National Stroke Programme that have been approved but which have not progressed due to lack of capital funding; the costings for...
  • Hospital Facilities
    585. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of establishing a heart failure unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10954/20]
  • Hospital Services
    586. To ask the Minister for Health the geographical gaps that exist with respect to the heart failure service; the costs associated with addressing this disparity; and if he will make a...
  • Primary Care Services
    587. To ask the Minister for Health the costs associated with the national roll-out of heart failure integrated care projects in the community; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Health Services
    588. To ask the Minister for Health the rehabilitation needs being met by cardiac rehabilitation services; the geographical disparities that exist with cardiac rehabilitation; the costs...
  • Medical Aids and Appliances
    590. To ask the Minister for Health if the servicing and maintenance of hearing aid devices has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic; if so, the scale of this disruption in terms of numbers...
  • Home Care Packages
    591. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has not received home help; when the nurse will return for weekly physiotherapy; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    592. To ask the Minister for Health the hospitals in which patients have contracted Covid-19 in the hospital setting; the number of cases and the number of deaths per hospital from Covid-19...
  • Hospital Acquired Infections
    593. To ask the Minister for Health the number of patients who contracted a hospital-acquired infection while being treated for Covid-19 in hospitals here; the hospitals in which infections...
  • Mental Health Services
    594. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the need for mental health practitioners to check temperatures before entering the therapy room; if it is necessary for clients to have...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    595. To ask the Minister for Health the measures taken to allow parents to visit their children when they have been admitted to hospital, including to psychiatric units, when the hospital has no...
  • Health Screening Programmes
    596. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will be taking to prioritise cancer screening services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10986/20]
  • Primary Care Centres
    597. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to further resource the primary care centre in Balbriggan, County Dublin, to cope with a potential second wave of Covid-19; the status of the plans...
  • Hospital Inspections
    598. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to improve scrutiny and inspection and to ensure protocols are being followed at public hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Assisted Human Reproduction
    599. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide details of legislative changes or amendments in respect of egg donation which were made to an Act (details supplied) in May 2020; and if he...
  • Covid-19 Tests
    600. To ask the Minister for Health the number of Covid-19 tests carried out each day here since the start of February 2020, by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Home Care Packages
    601. To ask the Minister for Health the timeline for the introduction of a statutory right to home care. [11020/20]
  • Medical Cards
    602. To ask the Minister for Health if the general practitioner visit card will be extended to children under eight years of age from September 2020; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
    603. To ask the Minister for Health the details of the existing grant agreement between the State and St. Vincent's Healthcare Group under which the Nutley Wing was funded by the State; the other...
  • Health Screening Programmes
    605. To ask the Minister for Health when cancer screening services, including CervicalCheck, will resume; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11032/20]
  • Health Services Staff
    606. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for the Be on Call for Ireland campaign. [11033/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    607. To ask the Minister for Health if the possibility of an earlier reopening of beauty therapy services will be reviewed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11040/20]
  • Disability Services Provision
    610. To ask the Minister for Health when the dialectical behaviour therapy programme in Tevere Day Hospital, Limerick will recommence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11047/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    612. To ask the Minister for Health the number of home care workers who were on sick leave with Covid-19; the number of deaths among these workers; and the number of clients of these workers who...
  • Health Services Provision
    614. To ask the Minister for Health if temporary changes can be made to models of care to allow doctors or nurses administer intravenous drips in the residential care setting in order to keep...
  • Healthcare Policy
    615. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the work his officials are carrying out on the national adult safeguarding policy for the health sector; when adult safeguarding and an...
  • Health Services
    616. To ask the Minister for Health the steps he will be taking to ensure PPE is made available to essential healthcare support organisations, such as an organisation (details supplied); and if...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    617. To ask the Minister for Health if he will review the reopening date for the cinema industry; if the reopening of the sector will be brought forward in line with the industry in other...
  • Ambulance Service
    618. To ask the Minister for Health the number of times it has taken an ambulance more than 20, 40 minutes and more than one hour to reach patients that made emergency calls in County Mayo; the...
  • Health Screening Programmes
    620. To ask the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to a petition by a person (details supplied) regarding cervical screening requesting immediate reinstatement of cervical smear...
  • Departmental Investigations
    621. To ask the Minister for Health the status of the establishment of the CervicalCheck tribunal; when it will be formed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11109/20]
  • Health Services
    622. To ask the Minister for Health the number of baby developmental checks carried out in the first five months of 2020; and the way in which this compares to the first five months of 2018 and...
  • Vaccination Programme
    623. To ask the Minister for Health the number of childhood vaccinations delivered in the first five months of the year; and the way in which this compares to the first five months of 2018 and...
  • Respite Care Services
    624. To ask the Minister for Health when respite care will begin to be reinstated to give family carers some much needed help. [11113/20]
  • Hospital Beds Closures
    625. To ask the Minister for Health further to the discussion in the Dáil Éireann on 4 June 2020, if the public health system may have to close between 20% to 25% of public hospital...
  • Health Services Staff
    626. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons that have been employed in the health service through the Be on Call for Ireland initiative; and the locations to which they have been...
  • Hospital Facilities
    627. To ask the Minister for Health when the cardiology department in Nenagh Hospital, County Tipperary will be up and running; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11123/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    628. To ask the Minister for Health if the Covid-19 contact tracing application due to be launched shortly will be accessible to visually impaired persons; and if he will make a statement on the...
  • HSE Expenditure
    629. To ask the Minister for Health the amount spent on the Be on Call for Ireland campaign. [11167/20]
  • Health Services
    630. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding appointments for a child (details supplied) in Dublin 11; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11177/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    631. To ask the Minister for Health the number of persons living in direct provision that were offered an isolation room in a hotel (details supplied) since the HSE took over the hotel in April...
  • Home Help Service
    638. To ask the Minister for Health if additional home help hours will be allocated to a person (details supplied). [11186/20]
  • Nursing Home Accommodation
    639. To ask the Minister for Health if the HSE has immediate plans to purchase and take over the day-to-day running of a nursing home (details supplied). [11187/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    640. To ask the Minister for Health the efforts he is making with his counterpart in the Northern Ireland Executive to ensure that the reopening of businesses such as driver instructors and...
  • Hospital Services
    641. To ask the Minister for Health when services will resume at Roscommon University Hospital for a person (details supplied). [11200/20]
  • Hospital Appointments Status
    642. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an appointment for a person (details supplied); if an appointment will be scheduled; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11202/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    645. To ask the Minister for Health when he expects the final advice on social distancing and the 2 m rule to be issued; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11217/20]
  • Covid-19 Tests
    646. To ask the Minister for Health the number of Covid-19 tests sent to Germany for analysis compared to the number tested domestically during the past three months. [11218/20]
  • Vaccination Programme
    648. To ask the Minister for Health his plans for a campaign to increase the uptake of the autumn and winter flu vaccine in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11220/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    649. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a further geographical breakdown of Covid-19 positive test results and deaths in north-western areas of Dublin by cluster and community...
  • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
    651. To ask the Minister for Health if the publicly-funded asset with respect to the 2004 grant from the Eastern Regional Health Authority to a group (details supplied) for a clinic and science...
  • Health Services
    652. To ask the Minister for Health if he will address the proposed closure of a centre (details supplied); and the reasons given by the board for closure. [11228/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    656. To ask the Minister for Health when full church services will be permitted to reopen following Covid-19 restrictions; if consideration has been given to bringing the date forward; and if he...
  • Medical Cards
    657. To ask the Minister for Health when the medical card weekly income limit for persons over 70 years of age will be increased as committed to in budget 2020. [11271/20]
  • Nursing Home Accommodation
    658. To ask the Minister for Health the consideration given to a report (details supplied) regarding the recommendation to introduce a family liaison social worker into nursing homes and other...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    659. To ask the Minister for Health if the paper on the current governance arrangements for the HSE health protection response to the Covid-19 pandemic which is referred to on page 2 of the NPHET...
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Services
    660. To ask the Minister for Health the timeline for the implementation of the neuro-rehabilitation implementation plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11284/20]
  • Health Services
    661. To ask the Minister for Health if he will assist a family (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11288/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    662. To ask the Minister for Health if medical-grade masks will be made available free of charge to medical cardholders that are over 60 years of age and those that are medically vulnerable in...
  • Health Screening Programmes
    664. To ask the Minister for Health when the cervical cancer screening programme will be reopened and the services made available to the public; and if he will make a statement on the matter....
  • Home Help Service
    665. To ask the Minister for Health if a home help application by a person (details supplied) will be examined. [11316/20]
  • Infectious Diseases
    666. To ask the Minister for Health if there have been cases of tuberculosis in private or State-run nursing homes. [11351/20]
  • Disability Support Services
    667. To ask the Minister for Health if he has considered the position of school leavers with intellectual disabilities who have lost out on a large part of their final year in special schools and...
  • Health Screening Programmes
    668. To ask the Minister for Health the time frame for the commencement of cancer screening programmes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11354/20]
  • Disability Services Funding
    669. To ask the Minister for Health if additional funding will be provided in 2020 for a training centre (details supplied) in view of increasing demand for places; and if he will make a...
  • Patient Transport
    671. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which persons living in County Wicklow who have hospital appointments after 1 p.m., at which time the hospital travel scheme ends, are expected to...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    672. To ask the Minister for Health the way in which access to sexual and reproductive healthcare including cervical screening, STI testing and treatment, abortion and contraceptive services have...
  • A Vision for Change
    673. To ask the Minister for Health if the revised national mental health policy, A Vision for Change, will be published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11374/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    674. To ask the Minister for Health when practising reflexologists can commence work (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11378/20]
  • Covid-19 Tests
    677. To ask the Minister for Health if persons can apply to have an antibody test to confirm definitively if they have had Covid-19. [11389/20]
  • Respite Care Services
    678. To ask the Minister for Health when respite care and services will resume for families who have children and adults with disabilities and have received no respite since early March 2020 due...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    679. To ask the Minister for Health if a reply will issue to correspondence received from a person (details supplied) relating to guidelines for hair salons that will be reopening from 20 July...
  • Health and Social Care Professionals
    680. To ask the Minister for Health when the statutory registration of psychotherapists and counsellors pursuant to S.I. No. 21 of 2019 of the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005...
  • Health Screening Programmes
    683. To ask the Minister for Health when breast and CervicalCheck screening services will be reinstated; the length of time for which they have been suspended; if the risk assessment conducted by...
  • General Practitioner Services
    685. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost in 2021 of increasing the annual general practitioner training intake to 305 in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11421/20]
  • Vaccination Programme
    686. To ask the Minister for Health the cost of all vaccines; the vaccines included under the childhood vaccination programmes; the vaccines included under medical programmes; the cost of...
  • Medical Cards
    687. To ask the Minister for Health if he has considered extending the carer’s general practitioner visit card to carers in receipt of the carer support grant; and if he will make a...
  • Substance Misuse
    688. To ask the Minister for Health the options available which will be explored for the banning of the use or sale of nitrous oxide capsules, also known as hippie crack (details supplied); and...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    689. To ask the Minister for Health the measures that will be put in place to deal with the increasing number of deaths by suicide and the increase in those presenting with suicidal ideation...
  • Health Screening Programmes
    690. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the administering of results of cancer screening services for those who received tests prior to the suspension in services due to the...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    691. To ask the Minister for Health if the State will secure and provide face masks in order that the public can comply with public health advice. [11474/20]
  • Data Collection
    693. To ask the Minister for Health the reason the genetic material and data of patients who had a brain tissue sample taken in Beaumont Hospital between 1987 and 2018 is being given to an...
  • Covid-19 Tests
    695. To ask the Minister for Health if the deal with an organisation (details supplied) for additional testing for Covid-19 protected the samples which were taken from persons; and if the genetic...
  • Data Collection
    696. To ask the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 1129 of 23 July 2019, if the issue of informed consent regarding genetic material and data has been addressed in respect...
  • Hospital Services
    699. To ask the Minister for Health when the new infection control measures for hospitals will be agreed, published and implemented. [11482/20]
  • Podiatry Services
    702. To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the reopening of podiatry services including face-to-face clinics in University Hospital Waterford; if he will provide a definitive...
  • Health Insurance
    703. To ask the Minister for Health the extent to which privately insured patients can expect to get ready access to medical procedures; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11500/20]
  • Home Care Packages
    705. To ask the Minister for Health the waiting times for a person to receive home care support hours in County Meath. [11505/20]
  • Hospital Appointments Status
    707. To ask the Minister for Health the status of an orthopaedic hospital appointment for a person (details supplied) at Croom Hospital. [11509/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    708. To ask the Minister for Health his views on the reopening model introduced by other countries such as France, Italy and China that focused regional variations using registers including the...
  • Departmental Funding
    709. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide funding for healthcare professionals including carers who cannot access or afford private vehicle transport to purchase bicycles and...
  • Disability Support Services
    710. To ask the Minister for Health the expected timeline for children with special educational needs to be able to attend appointments for speech and language and occupational therapy. [11539/20]
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    712. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide clarification on social distancing guidelines that hotels, restaurants and cafés must follow; and the estimated length of time these...
  • Disease Management (1 comment)
    714. To ask the Minister for Health if his officials will consider the way in which to raise awareness of Lyme disease with the general public who are now exercising outdoors more frequently...
  • Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
    715. To ask the Minister for Health if buildings funded by the State since 2003 and built by a group (details supplied) have been used to secure mortgages; if so, the steps taken to prevent their...
  • Medical Cards
    716. To ask the Minister for Health if he will examine the circumstances of a discretionary medical card appeal by a person (details supplied) being turned down; and if he will make a statement...
  • Hospital Data
    717. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide details of each admission and transfer to a nursing home (details supplied) from December 2019 to date; and if he will make a statement on...
  • Hospital Waiting Lists
    721. To ask the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) will be given a new date for an operation in Tallaght Hospital in view of the fact their operation which was due to take place...
  • Covid-19 Pandemic
    727. To ask the Minister for Health if he will consider amending the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business to allow hairdressers and barbers open on 29 June 2020, subject to the targets...
  • Departmental Expenditure
    728. To ask the Minister for Health the amount his Department spent on social media monitoring in 2018 and 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11843/20]

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