Thursday, 5 December 2019
Department of Health
Hospital Waiting Lists
202. To ask the Minister for Health the status of child waiting lists for scoliosis treatment by hospital and length of time on the waiting list; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50869/19]
Reducing waiting times for patients to access scoliosis services is a key priority of Government. Increased investment in paediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis services has improved access to surgery and outpatient appointments in recent years. Furthermore, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) is working to ensure that children in Ireland who require scoliosis surgery and ongoing treatment can be seen and treated within a clinically appropriate time.
In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.