Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Questions (354, 356)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

354. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if a child who has or may potentially have ME and-or is waiting for an appointment to diagnose or exclude ME using recognised diagnostic criteria will be protected (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30207/19]

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Eamon Scanlon

Question:

356. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if an assurance will be given that a child who has or potentially has ME will be referred to an appropriately knowledgeable paediatric service that is willing to diagnose the condition (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30214/19]

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Written answers (Question to Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 354 and 356 together.

I wish to advise the Deputy that I am not in a position to comment on the diagnosis, or treatment, of health conditions. Matters concerning the HSE, including hospital programmes that may be offered to children diagnosed with a condition, are more appropriate for the attention of my Cabinet colleague, the Minister for Health.

Question No. 355 answered with Question No. 353.
Question No. 356 answered with Question No. 354.