Thursday, 24 October 2013

Questions (253)

Dominic Hannigan

Question:

253. Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for Health if he or his Department have had any discussions with the Health Service Executive regarding the waiting times for children who need orthodontic treatment in Navan hospital, County Meath; if they have discussed any possible solutions to this problem; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45454/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Department of Health and the HSE are currently involved in discussions about this issue. A number of options are being considered. The HSE has also commissioned an independent review of orthodontic services. The outcome of this review, which is near completion, will give guidance as to what changes will be desirable to provide the best possible model of care delivery, given the current resources available and future demand for services.