Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (412, 451)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

412. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if the HSE will be instructed to upgrade its diagnostic and treatment procedures for persons with ME to reflect best international practice; if he will address the lack of specialist support within the health service for those suffering with the condition; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23222/19]

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Eugene Murphy

Question:

451. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health if the HSE will be instructed to update its diagnostic and treatment procedures for persons suffering with ME to reflect best international practice; if he will address the lack of specialist support within the health service for those with ME; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23390/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 412 and 451 together.

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy.