Thursday, 1 April 2021
Department of Health
Medical Aids and Appliances
296. To ask the Minister for Health if he will examine the case of a person (details supplied); if he will review the decision to refuse the request; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17668/21]
My Department has no role in assessing applications made to the HSE for aids and appliances. Complaint and review procedures have been established by the HSE in accordance with Part 9 of the Health Act 2004. I have asked the HSE to provide details of these procedures to the Deputy.
The Deputy may wish to note that under the Assistive Technology scheme, which is under the remit of the Minister for Education, funding is provided to schools towards the cost of computers and specialist equipment, which are required by pupils for educational purposes.