Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (149)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

149. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health if a person (details supplied) can qualify for free hospital treatment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24734/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

A person with a valid EHIC may receive necessary treatment while on a temporary stay in another EU Member State. This necessary treatment includes public hospital treatment if it is deemed medically necessary by a medical practitioner. 

As this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly in relation to the particular circumstances raised.