Tuesday, 26 March 2019
Department of Health
618. To ask the Minister for Health if supports and treatment options for persons suffering with a condition (details supplied) will be increased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12786/19]
833. To ask the Minister for Health if he will provide for extra resources for the treatment of lymphoedema in order to meet the needs of patients (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13632/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 618, 833 and 935 together.
A Lymphoedema/Lipoedema Working Group was established by the HSE with the aim of developing a national integrated model of care for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of lymphoedema/lipoedema in accordance with evidence-based practice.
I am advised that the Working Group has completed its report, outlining a Model of Care for Lymphoedema and Lipoedema. The report is expected to be considered by HSE Leadership soon. Following this, the recommendations arising from the report will be considered by my Department.
Funding allocations for the implementation of the Model of Care will be considered in line with the HSE’s National Service Plan 2019.