Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Health

Hospital Appointments Status

Photo of Maurice QuinlivanMaurice Quinlivan (Limerick City, Sinn Fein)
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495. To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been waiting for over six months to see a surgeon at University Hospital Limerick to address a debilitating incisional hernia; when they can expect to receive same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49215/21]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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Under the Health Act 2004, the Health Service Executive (HSE) is required to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. Section 6 of the HSE Governance Act 2013 bars the Minister for Health from directing the HSE to provide a treatment or a personal service to any individual or to confer eligibility on any individual.

In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.

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