Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (410, 452)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

410. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health his plans to address the lack of specialist consultants for persons with ME; and if his attention has been drawn to the fact that ME is a multi-system disease involving many areas with multiple debilitating symptoms which require patients to see many consultants. [23220/19]

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Eugene Murphy

Question:

452. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health his plans to address the lack of specialist consultants for ME patients; his views on whether ME is a multi-system disease with many debilitating symptoms which require patients to attend numerous consultants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23391/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 410 and 452 together.

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