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Written Answers - Medical Cards

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 755 No. 1

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 229.  Deputy Eoghan Murphy Information on Eoghan Murphy Zoom on Eoghan Murphy  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the position regarding a medical card in respect of a person (details supplied). [7357/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.

 230.  Deputy Sean Fleming Information on Seán Fleming Zoom on Seán Fleming  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  when a medical card will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Laois; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7358/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.

 231.  Deputy Patrick O’Donovan Information on Patrick O'Donovan Zoom on Patrick O'Donovan  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  when a decision will issue on a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [7359/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.

 232.  Deputy Patrick O’Donovan Information on Patrick O'Donovan Zoom on Patrick O'Donovan  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  when a decision will issue on a medical card appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [7362/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.

 233.  Deputy Tom Fleming Information on Tom Fleming Zoom on Tom Fleming  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  if he will expedite a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry. [7363/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.

 234.  Deputy Tom Fleming Information on Tom Fleming Zoom on Tom Fleming  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  when a decision will issue regarding a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7371/12]

[209]Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.

 235.  Deputy Billy Timmins Information on Billy Timmins Zoom on Billy Timmins  asked the Minister for Health Information on James Reilly Zoom on James Reilly  the position regarding medical card applications online when a person needs to be assessed urgently due to an illness; if he or she can forward the medical information online and be assessed for medical reasons; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7373/12]

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Róisín Shortall): Information on Róisín Shortall Zoom on Róisín Shortall The Health Service Executive has confirmed to me that where a person has an urgent acute need for a medical card, there is a dedicated contact in the Primary Care Reimbursement Service to facilitate urgent assessment of any such application. Details of this contact should be available to all GPs and consultant medical doctors.


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