Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (687)

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan


687. Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan asked the Minister for Health if he will instruct the Health Service Executive to consider providing through the GMS a newer generation of ileostomy pouches which are longer lasting and hence more cost effective; his views on whether the current ileostomy product range available from the HSE is out-dated and that a better selection should be made available to those who have need to use such due to illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease and cancer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32020/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

This is a service matter, therefore, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.