Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Questions (346)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

346. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Health if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a budget 2019 request; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41129/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I am aware that at the recent launch of a research report, DEBRA Ireland made a request for ringfenced funding for care packages for Epidermolysis Bullosa patients.

All funding requests are considered as part of the Estimates process in the context of competing priorities. However, funding for care packages is not based on specialty, but rather on an independent assessment of each individual case according to clinical need. This helps to ensure that the resources available are used in the most effective manner possible.