Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (595)

Derek Nolan

Question:

595. Deputy Derek Nolan asked the Minister for Health if he will revisit the possibility of having new medical stoma appliances and accessories made available through the GMS; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30524/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

There is a range of stoma requirements on the List of Reimbursable Items under the General Medical Services (GMS) Scheme. Furthermore, where a product that is not on the List of Reimbursable Items is required, an application can be made by a GMS-eligible person for the product to be made available through discretionary hardship arrangements.

It is intended that the HSE's review (on a sequential basis) of the Non Drug Area will proceed to the Ostomy/Colostomy area later this year as resources allow.

Question No. 596 answered with Question No. 82.