Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (568)

Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin

Question:

568. Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health the specific treatments and supports available for patients with lymphoedema; if he acknowledges that the suite of treatment and supports compare poorly with neighbouring jurisdictions; if he will outline plans to improve awareness among medical professionals of this condition and for its treatment and the ongoing support of sufferers; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15206/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I have been informed by the HSE that a survey is being carried out on lymphoedema services. Accordingly I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy on the matter.