FOI Log July – Sept 2015

Date of Request Our Ref Summary of Request Applicant Details Decision Date Decision Made
01/07/2015  172 All correspondence between Minister Leo Varadkar and any of his cabinet colleagues since July 1, 2014.  Journalist  29/07/2015
 02/07/2015  173 All correspondence between the offices of the Minister for Health Leo Varadkar / Minister of State Kathleen Lynch and those listed below since May 1, 2015.1. Senators John Kelly (Labour) and Terry Leyden (Fianna Fáil)2. TD’s Michael Fitzmaurice (Independent), Denis Naughten (Independent) and Frank Feighan (Fine Gael).  Public  30/07/2015  30/07/2015
 02/07/2015  176 All correspondence relating to the recommendation of the Clinical Advisory Group to extend medical card eligibility to all children under the age of 18 years with a diagnosis of cancer.  Oireachtas  30/07/2015  Part Granted
 02/07/2015  177 Details on Notification for terminations carried out between January 1st 2014 and 31st December 2014.  Business  30/07/2015  Refused
 03/07/2015  178 All correspondence between the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland and the Department following an email exchange  between some members of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland in April last year about a new courier service by Healthwave Ltd.  Business  31/07/2015  Part Granted
 03/07/2015  179  All correspondence between the Office of Minister of State Kathleen Lynch and two employees (details included) of the Health Service Executive, since May 1, 2015.  Public  31/07/2015  Part  Granted
 06/07/2015  181  All correspondences between the Department and external bodies regarding the issue of cases of hypnolepsy believed to be linked to the vaccine Pandemrix administered in 2009 and 2010 between 1 January 2014 and 1 May 2015.  Journalist  04/08/2015  Refused
 08/07/2015  183  All correspondence between the Department and outside bodies and any internal Department briefing relating to the delivery of the lifetime community rating betweeen the dates of 1 January and 1 May 2015.  Journalist  06/08/2015  Granted
 08/07/2015  184  All correspondence between the Chief Medical Officer Office and outside bodies on the issue of lifetime community rating between 1 January and 1 June 2015.  Journalist  06/08/2015  Refused
 09/07/2015  185  All correspondence between the Department of Health and the HSE between 28 May 2015 and 9th July 2015 re National Treatment Purchase Fund waiting list date for out-patients, in-patients and day care patients.  Oireachtas  07/08/2015
 14/07/2015  186  Interim report of the Clinical Advisory Group on Medical Card Eligibility.  Business  12/08/2015  Part Granted
 15/07/2015  187 All expenses, mileage and subsistenceclaimed by the Minister and Minister of State in the Department from March 2011 to date. All credit card statements for the card used by the Minister and Minister of State from March 2011 to date.  Oireachtas  13/08/2015
 20/07/2015  188 The number of terminations carried out under the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act that resulted in a live birth in 2014. The gestational age of each baby referenced in the report
Whether any unborn babies died during or subsequent to a surgical intervention in 2014 other than those referenced in the report.
 Public  18/08/2015  Refused
 20/07/2015  189  All correspondence in relation to the preparation of a report by the executive on the operation of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013.  Oireachtas  18/08/2015  Granted
 20/07/2015  190  All correspondence between Minister of State for Primary Care Kathleen Lynch and the HSE Director General, HSE Director of Primary Care and HSE Head of the PCRS, on any matter connected to the roll out of free GP care to under sixes and over 70s between 1/1/15 and 20/7/15.  Journalist  18/08/2015  Refused
 20/072015  191  In relation to my FOI/2015/32 and to the review carried out for the PSI, I wish to obtain a copy of any emails or correspondence between the Department of Health and the PSI and internally within the Department, on this matter.  Public  18/08/2015  Granted
 20/07/2015  192  All correspondence between the Minister for Health and head of National HR and Workforce Planning Division in the Department and Assistant Secretary at National Governance Division in the Department between 20 July 2014 to 20 July 2015.  Journalist  18/08/2015  Granted
 20/07/2015  193  Correspondence to and from the Minister for Health, Assistant Secretary in the Acute Hospitals Policy Division, the Patient Safety and Quality Unit,  and the Professional Regulations Unit regarding the implementation of the role of Physician Associate into healthcare in Ireland between 1 January 2014 and 17 July 2015.  Journalist  18/08/2015  Granted
 28/07/2015  195  The application pack submitted for National Lottery Funding 2010 by Ballymachugh Community Childcare Group Limited.  Public  26/08/2015  Part Granted
 31/07/2015  196  All correspondence which Health Minister Leo Varadkar has received in relation to Roscommon Hospital since 1 June 2015 and responses. All correspondence between Health Minister Leo Varadkar and staff at Roscommon Hospital since 1 June 2015.  Public  31/08/2015
 04/08/2015  198  Mileage claims submitted by the Minister or Ministers of State at your Department between January 2014 to end December 2014.  Journalist  01/09/2015  Part  Granted
 04/08/2015  199  Minutes of Management Advisory Committee (MAC) meetings since March 2015. Correspondence between the Secretary General and the Director General of the HSE since March 2015. Correspondence between Minister for Health and the Director General of the HSE since March 2015. Correspondence between CMO and National Director of Quality and Patient Safety since March 2015. Correspondence between the Department and the IMO since signing of Framework Agreement on 4 June 2014.  Journalist  01/09/2015
04/08/2015  200  List of organisations who made submissions to the consultation processes on the:• National Cancer Strategy
• NCEC Prioritisation and Quality Assurance of National Clinical Audit
• NCEC Standards for Clinical Practice Guidance
• National Maternity Strategy.
 Journalist  01/09/2015  Refused
 05/08/2015  201 All correspondence between HSE and the Department of Health since 01 January 2015 regarding the cost of meeting HIQA standards for publicly-run long term residential care facilities and disability.  Journalist  02/09/2015  Granted
 05/08/2015  202 All correspondence between HSE and the Department of Health since 01 January 2015 regarding the cost of meeting HIQA standards for publicly-run mental health facilities.  Journalist  02/09/2015  Refused
 05/08/2015  203  Copy of reports drawn up by the internal audit unit of the Department of Health since 01 January 2015.  Journalist  02/09/2015  Part Granted
 06/08/2015  205  All records from any representative of the food and drinks industry to the Minister for Health/Secretary General which relate to the subject of a tax on foods with a high sugar, salt or fat content from January 2013 to date.  Journalist  04/09/2019  Part Granted
 07/08/2015  206  Any documents or submissions made in relation to the Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015 in the 12 months prior to the passing of the legislation into law.  Public  04/09/2015
 07/08/2015  207  All documents between DPER and the Department of Health relating to health expenditure in 2015 from 1 September 2014 to 15 October 2014.  Journalist  04/09/2015  Part Granted
 11/08/2015  208  Forms produced by Department officials that informed which organisations should receive lottery funding in August 2015 for the first half of the year. Also any documentation showing sign-off by the Minister on each of these grants for the first half of the year.  Journalist  08/09/2015  Granted
 12/08/2015  209  Minutes of meetings of the Special Action Group on Obesity from 14 November 2014 to to date. Also all correspondence received by the Group from outside groups/healthcare professionals from 12/08/14 to to date.  Journalist  09/09/2015  Granted
 14/08/2015  211  All correspondence to and from Minister for Health Leo Varadkar/Minister of State Kathleen Lynch in relation to the Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon, since 1 July, 2015.  Public  11/09/2015  Part Granted
 18/08/2015  212  All internal documents into alleged data breaches involving Department Staff. All correspondence between the Department and the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner on the above issue from 1/07/14-to date.  Journalist  15/09/2015  Refused
 18/08/2015  214 List of the Public Private Partnership Projects initiated by the Department from Quarter 2, 2010 to Quarter 2, 2015, the names of the private companies involved, the costs – nominal and projected total – of the projects, and the cost of the interest paid on each project.  Oireachtas  15/09/2015  Part Granted
 24/08/2015  215  All records held by the Department of Health since 1 January 2013 which refer specifically to “Alexion” and/or “Soliris”.  Business  21/09/2015
 24/08/2015  216  All correspondence between the national children’s development board and the Department of Health. All correspondence between St James’s Hospital and the Department of Health regarding the national children’s hospital. All correspondence between the HSE and the Department of Health regarding the national children’s hospital.  Journalist  21/09/2015
 26/08/2015  217  All correspondence between the Department of Health and outside bodies on the issue of security, privacy and implementation of the Public health identifier between 1 November 2014 and 1 June 2015.  Journalist  23/09/2015
 31/08/2015  219 Copy of all correspondence held by the Department of Health (DOH) between officials of the DOH and President, and/or the board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, in relation to the protected disclosure made by me to you on the 3rd September 2014.  The time limits of the request are from 19th April 2015, when I made my previous FOI request, to the date of this letter.  Public  28/09/2015  Part Granted
 02/09/2015  220  All correspondence between Primary Care Reimbursement Service and HSE west and the Primary Care Unit in the Department of Health in relation to an application from Healthwave pharmacy for a GMS contract from HSW west. All correspondence between Primary Care Reimbursement Service and Medicines Unit in the Department of Health that mentions Healthwave, Healthwave Pharmacy and/or Healthwave Ltd.  Journalist  30/09/2015  Refused
 02/09/2015  221  Details of the number and monitoring of credit/debit cards in use by staff in the Department of Health in the years 2013,2014 and to-date in 2015.  Public  30/09/2015
 03/09/2015 222  Mileage expense claims submitted by the Minister or Minister at your Department in the period since the Current Government entered power and to date.  Journalist  01/10/2015
 03/09/2015  223  All contracts, invoices, payments and benefits awarded to a named Management Consultant from 2002 to 2015 inclusive and the services for which payments were made. Public  01/10/2015
 02/09/2015  224  Correspondence between HSE and the Department of Health since 01 January 2015 regarding the cost of meeting HIQA standards for publicly-run long term residential care facilities.  Journalist  30/09/2015  Part Granted
 03/09/2015  225  All correspondence received by the Department from Oliver O’Connor or Patricia Ryan former special advisers to former minister Mary Harney, since 2011, and any response to this correspondence.  Journalist  01/10/2015  Part Granted
 04/09/2015  226  All correspondence between the Department/Minister for Health and the HSE DG’s Office in relation to the HSE’s decision to grant medical cards to all children with cancer between June 1 and August 31 2015.  Journalist  02/10/2015  Granted
 08/09/2015  227 All records relating to decision to add Ballinrobe as a substitute PPP location for primary care centre locations in the west.  Journalist  06/10/2015  Refused
08/09/2015  228 Statements for all official credit cards used by the Department for period 1 January 2014 to date of this request.  Journalist  06/10/2015
 09/09/2015  229 Correspondence between the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform  since 01 January 2015 regarding the  current pilot incentivised recruitment campaign for nurses and midwives.  Journalist  07/10/2015  Part Granted
 09/09/2015  230  Correspondence sent to the Minister for Health in response to his address to the Magill summer school in Co Donegal in July 2015 .  Journalist  07/10/2015  Refused
 11/09/2015  231  All correspondence to and from Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar since July 23rd, 2015, in relation to the Sacred Heart Hospital Roscommon.  Public  09/10/2015
 11/09/2015  232  Submissions made to the Review Group on the National Children’s Hospital.  Public  09/10/2015
 14/09/2015  233  Minutes of the meetings of the Strategic Advisory Group for the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board from 2013 to date.  Public  12/10/2015  Refused
 16/09/2015  234  A copy of the Working Group’s Report which gave recommendations for providing a permanent dedicated service and also for the provision of helipads for future acute hospital developments.  Public  14/10/2015  Granted
 17/09/2015  235  All correspondence between the Department of Health and the HSE between 2 April 2015 and 15 September 2015 with regard to the implementation of the Emergency Department Taskforce Action Plan.  Oireachtas  15/10/2015
 17/09/2015  236  All correspondence between the Department of Health and the HSE between 10 July 2015 and 15 September 2015 with regard to NTPF waiting list data for out-patients, in-patients and day care patients.  Oireachtas  15/10/2015
 17/09/2015  237  All correspondence between the Minister for Health and the HSE since 01 June 2015 regarding the situation in emergency department in hospitals, plans for improving the position and in relation to the implementation of the ED taskforce report. All correspondence between the Minister’s special advisor and the HSE since 2015 regarding the situation in emergency department in hospitals, plans for improving the position and in relation to the implementation of the ED taskforce report.  Journalist  15/10/2015
 18/09/2015  238  All correspondence between the Department and the Minister, and the HSE and/or any personnel in the HSE, since July 2014, regarding the legal steps taken by the HSE with regard to the care of the young woman known as Ms Y.  Journalist  16/10/2015
 21/09/2015  239  All correspondence between the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive on hospital waiting lists and emergency department overcrowding.  Journalist  19/10/2015
 21/09/2015  240  Total expenditure by the Department since the current Government came to power in 2011 to date on coffee, tea, sandwiches, cakes, pastries.  Journalist  19/10/2015  Granted
 22/09/2015  241 All correspondence between the Minister for Health, Secretary General and the Cancer, Blood and Organs Policy Unit internally and with the following parties – Irish Blood Transfusion Service, Irish Hemochromatosis Association, Haematology Association of Ireland and HSE Director of Acute Hospitals – on any issue connected with services/lack of services for people with haemochromatosis in Ireland.  Journalist  20/10/2015  Part Granted
 24/09/1015  242  All records relating to Department of Health Ref. No. MRP 2114-14  Public  22/10/2015  Granted
 24/09/2015  243  Minutes of all National Children’s Hospital Steering Group meetings from January 1, 2015 to September 24, 2015. Journalist  22/10/2015
 29/09/2015 245  Records of all internal discussion within your Department about the introduction of an exemption to the prescription charges system for residents of Direct Provision.  Public  28/10/2015
 29/09/2015  246  Names of legal firms and accountancy firms, used by the Department in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Amounts paid to each firm in each year and the work associated with same.  Journalist  28/10/2015
 29/09/2015  247  Expenses claimed by each civilian driver employed by the Department in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.  Please also state the salary of each driver in each of those years.  Journalist  28/10/2015
 29/09/2015  248  Amount of money spent by the Department in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 on 1. Advertising consultant fees, 2. Photography and video making fees, 3. PR consultant fees, 4. Advertising fees.  Journalist  28/10/2015
 29/09/2015  249  All representations and correspondences sent by the Minister and officials on behalf of constituents from the ministerial office to other government departments since January 2015.  Journalist  28/10/2015
 29/09/2015  250   Details of costs of entertainment for staff/department including but not limited to Christmas parties in the months of Oct, Nov and December in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Details of the budget allocated to Christmas parties for 2015.  Journalist  28/10/2015  Granted
 29/08/2015  251  All correspondence between the HSE, the NTPF and the Department of Health, from June 2014 to date, regarding cancelled surgeries and procedures.  Journalist  28/10/2015
 29/09/2015  252  All correspondence in the last six months between Minister Leo Varadkar and Tony O’Brien of the HSE relating to patients waiting on trolleys in hospitals. All correspondence prepared for/sent to Minister Varadkar in the last 12 months relating to ultrasound machines.  Journalist 28/10/2015
 30/09/2015  253  All correspondence between the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive between 1 January 2015 and 29 September 2015 with regard to the upgrading of HSE run residential centres and nursing homes to render them compliant with HIQA guidelines.  Oireachtas  29/10/2015
 01/10/2015  254  All records relating to overpayment of mileage expenses to Minister Leo Varadkar. This request to cover the period from 1 September 2015 to the current date.  Journalist  30/10/2015
 29/09/2015  255  Documents which show the amount of money the department spent on the purchase of newspapers and magazines in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 to date of this request.  29/10/2015
 29/09/2015  256  Copies  of all correspondence to/from Central Remedial Clinic chief executive and the following between January 1, 2015 and September 28, 2015 – Minister for Health Leo Varadaker, Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch, Department of Health Secretary General Jim Breslin.  Journalist  29/10/2015