Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Health
Question 718: To ask the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on a medical card appeal in respect of a person (details supplied) in county Tipperary; the average appeal time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8195/12]
As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.
I have held detailed discussions with the HSE regarding the ongoing back-log in medical card appeals.
The HSE is moving additional staff to this area to help address the unsatisfactory waiting times.