Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Questions (268)

Andrew Doyle

Question:

268. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 665 of 2 July 2013 regarding the Health Service Executive management team that established a national control group to oversee the introduction of universal ownership for the reuse of foldable walkers, walking sticks and crutches from previous patients are made available for new patients, with sterilisation to ensure that their reuse is to the proper standard; the communications plan that will be put in place to ensure all persons working in the health care sector here are made aware of this initiative; if this scheme will cover general practitioners, accident and emergency departments and HSE offices throughout the country; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35813/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE is responsible for the administration of the primary care schemes, therefore, the matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.