Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (618, 833, 935)

Jack Chambers

Question:

618. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health if supports and treatment options for persons suffering with a condition (details supplied) will be increased; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12786/19]

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Ruth Coppinger

Question:

833. Deputy Ruth Coppinger asked the Minister for Health if he will provide for extra resources for the treatment of lymphoedema in order to meet the needs of patients (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13632/19]

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Margaret Murphy O'Mahony

Question:

935. Deputy Margaret Murphy O'Mahony asked the Minister for Health the status of the provision of the new model of care for lymphoedema patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14136/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 618, 833 and 935 together.

A Lymphoedema/Lipoedema Working Group was established by the HSE with the aim of developing a national integrated model of care for the prevention, assessment, and treatment of lymphoedema/lipoedema in accordance with evidence-based practice.

I am advised that the Working Group has completed its report, outlining a Model of Care for Lymphoedema and Lipoedema. The report is expected to be considered by HSE Leadership soon. Following this, the recommendations arising from the report will be considered by my Department.

Funding allocations for the implementation of the Model of Care will be considered in line with the HSE’s National Service Plan 2019.