Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
354. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if a child who has or may potentially have ME and-or is waiting for an appointment to diagnose or exclude ME using recognised diagnostic criteria will be protected (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30207/19]
356. To ask the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if an assurance will be given that a child who has or potentially has ME will be referred to an appropriately knowledgeable paediatric service that is willing to diagnose the condition (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30214/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 354 and 356 together.
I wish to advise the Deputy that I am not in a position to comment on the diagnosis, or treatment, of health conditions. Matters concerning the HSE, including hospital programmes that may be offered to children diagnosed with a condition, are more appropriate for the attention of my Cabinet colleague, the Minister for Health.