Written answers

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Department of Health

Disease Management

Photo of Richard Boyd BarrettRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance)
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185. To ask the Minister for Health his plans to target early diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is the fourth leading cause of death; the specific investment to tackle the scale of the problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26454/15]

Photo of Richard Boyd BarrettRichard Boyd Barrett (Dún Laoghaire, People Before Profit Alliance)
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186. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide a commitment to roll out the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease outreach programme, to manage patients at home, and reduce hospitalisation, from the current 12 acute hospitals to all the acute hospitals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26455/15]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 185 and 186 together.

As these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.

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