Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (737)

Michael McGrath

Question:

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.