Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (737)

Michael McGrath


737. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of the services available in the public health system for persons who have lost a limb in an accident including details of the possibility of a prosthetic limb being provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8795/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Current prosthetic, orthotic and limb absence rehabilitation services available include acute hospital services; the National Rehabilitation Hospital and multi-disciplinary community services. These services are provided directly by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and several non-statutory organisations.

I have asked the HSE to reply directly to the Deputy in response to his specific question concerning health and prosthetic services for persons who have lost a limb in an accident.