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Written Answers - Medical Aids and Appliances

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 752 No. 2

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 291.  Deputy Tom Fleming Information on Tom Fleming Zoom on Tom Fleming  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the criteria used by the Health Service Executive regarding applicants for medical appliances; the current waiting time for priority one category applicants is 14 months; if he is satisfied that this is acceptable; and the policy regarding severely handicapped exceptional cases in this priority one category, who are urgently in need of specialised appliances such as second skin and so on. [3246/12]

[406]Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Kathleen Lynch): Information on Kathleen Lynch Zoom on Kathleen Lynch The information sought by the Deputy is not readily available. However, I have asked the Health Service Executive to supply this information to me and I will forward it to the Deputy as soon as it is available.

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