Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (595)

Derek Nolan


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.