Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1352)

Robert Troy


1352. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Health the status of the provision of additional accommodation facilities to administer the cross-border directive; and if his attention has been drawn to the impact which the lack of adequate facilities is having on the administration of this service and the lengthy delay this is causing in refunding patients. [36838/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE is responsible for the operation of the Cross Border Directive and the management of the HSE Cross Border Directive (CBD) office is an operational matter for the HSE. Officials of my Department recently met with the HSE to discuss this matter and have requested the Executive to examine current resourcing of the CBD office, and to identify necessary actions to mitigate waiting times arising from current demands for the Scheme. As the HSE have operational responsibility for the CBD office I have also referred the Deputies questions to them for direct reply.