Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Health

Health Services Access

Photo of Róisín ShortallRóisín Shortall (Dublin North West, Social Democrats)
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777. To ask the Minister for Health if his Department has considered the recommendations made to it by an association (details supplied) in relation to the restructuring of the public eye care system in view of the probable accumulation of a backlog of patients due to the Covid-19 crisis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6641/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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I am pleased to inform the Deputy that I had a very constructive meeting with the Association of Optometrists in Ireland (AOI) earlier this week at which these recommendations were among the issues discussed. I will continue to engage with the AOI and other stakeholders as we progress with a new model of eye care in line with the HSE Primary Care Eye Services Review Group Report.

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