Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (635)

Seán Fleming

Question:

635. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health when an appointment for cataract surgery will be approved in respect of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 22; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31494/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The National Waiting List Management Policy, A standardised approach to managing scheduled care treatment for in-patient, day case and planned procedures, January 2013, has been developed to ensure that all administrative, managerial and clinical staff follow an agreed national minimum standard for the management and administration of waiting lists for scheduled care. This policy, which has recently been adopted by the HSE, sets out the processes that hospitals are to implement to manage waiting lists.

In relation to this particular query raised by the Deputy, I have asked the Health Service Executive to investigate the situation and respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.