Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Department of Health
Hospital Appointments Status
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]
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.