Written answers

Thursday, 17 February 2022

Department of Health

Disabilities Assessments

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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298. To ask the Minister for Health the number of complaints received in each of the years 2016 to 2022 regarding the failure to carry out an assessment of need in line with standards in each CHO Dublin north city and county; and the number of complaints that were upheld in tabular form. [8902/22]

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301. To ask the Minister for Health the number of assessment officers who are currently assigned to process assessment of need applications for CHO Dublin north city and county. [8905/22]

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302. To ask the Minister for Health the number of clinical assessment officers are currently assigned to process assessment of need applications for CHO Dublin north city and county. [8906/22]

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303. To ask the Minister for Health the number of staff who are currently specifically tasked with processing assessment of need applications for CHO Dublin north city and county. [8907/22]

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304. To ask the Minister for Health when an audit was last undertaken to ascertain the data regarding the assessment of need process in CHO Dublin north city and county; the number of children with a disability; the total number of staff; and the additional CHO requirements. [8908/22]

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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305. To ask the Minister for Health the measures being taken to address the reported increase in the rate of children diagnosed with a disability and the subsequent increased demand for assessment of need and recommended support services in CHO Dublin north city and county; the additional resources that have been allocated to the area; the engagement that has taken place with the regional services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8909/22]

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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306. To ask the Minister for Health the measures being taken to address the challenges identified with the volumes of referral for assessment of needs in CHO DNCC which are stated to be among the highest in the State. [8910/22]

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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307. To ask the Minister for Health the measures that are being taken to address the challenges identified with the recruitment and retention of staff in the disabilities sector in CHO Dublin north city and county. [8911/22]

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308. To ask the Minister for Health the measures that are being taken to address the significant waiting lists for therapeutic interventions in CHO Dublin north city and county. [8912/22]

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309. To ask the Minister for Health the roles that are currently filled and the vacancies that are unfilled within the children's disability network team servicing CHO Dublin north city and county in tabular form. [8913/22]

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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310. To ask the Minister for Health the number of new applications received for an assessment of need in CHO Dublin north city and county in October, November and December 2021 and January 2022. [8914/22]

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311. To ask the Minister for Health the current number of overdue assessments of need on hand in CHO Dublin north city and county as defined by the Disability Act 2015; the number of these applications that are at stage 1; and the number that are at stage 2. [8915/22]

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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312. To ask the Minister for Health the number of post-2021 model preliminary team assessment model applications for an assessment of need that are on hand in CHO Dublin north city and county at stage 2. [8916/22]

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313. To ask the Minister for Health the current number of applications referred to as an outstanding historical assessment of need in CHO Dublin north city and county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8917/22]

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 298 and 301 to 313, inclusive, together.

As the Deputy's questions relate to service issues, they have been referred to the HSE for direct reply, as soon as possible.

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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299. To ask the Minister for Health the number of complaints received in each of the years 2016 to 2022 regarding the failure to carry out an assessment of need in line with standards in each CHO area; and the number of complaints that were upheld in tabular form. [8903/22]

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300. To ask the Minister for Health the number of complaints officers who are currently employed to deal with assessment of need related complaints in each CHO area; and the location of each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8904/22]

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 299 and 300 together.

As the Deputy's questions relate to service issues, they have been referred to the HSE for direct reply, as soon as possible.

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Leader of the Opposition; Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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314. To ask the Minister for Health the way the funding made available to address overdue assessment of need applications was distributed across CHO areas; the reported impact of this action; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8918/22]

Photo of Anne RabbitteAnne Rabbitte (Galway East, Fianna Fail)
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As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly, as soon as possible.

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