Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (332)

Jack Chambers


332. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the status of the cross-border health directive in view of reports that users of the initiative are facing delays to be refunded by the HSE; the measures under way to address these issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37000/19]

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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 question to them for direct reply.