Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (722)

Tom Fleming

Question:

722. Deputy Tom Fleming asked the Minister for Health the number of persons awaiting orthodontic treatment in County Kerry; the length of time they are waiting; the progress that has been made to reduce the waiting lists in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10256/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE provides orthodontic treatment to patients based on their level of clinical need. An individual's access to orthodontic treatment is determined against a set of clinical guidelines and priority is given to patients with greatest needs. The HSE has been asked to examine the specific query raised by the Deputy and to reply to him as soon as possible.