Thursday, 7 March 2013

Questions (234)

Brendan Smith


234. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health the purpose of the Health Service Executive review of incontinence wear supplies in counties Cavan and Monaghan as referenced on page 34 of the HSE Dublin North East Regional Service Plan; if he will direct the HSE to ensure that there is no reduction of either service and supply; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12041/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

A review of the existing governance arrangements for incontinence wear supplies in Cavan and Monaghan is planned in order to identify any improvements in terms of service and supply of incontinence wear. The scope of the review will include community nursing continence assessments, order and approval processes, supply efficiencies, and overall data management of a patient management system for clients in receipt of incontinence wear from the Public Health Nursing Service.