Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (942, 943)

Kathleen Funchion

Question:

942. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health if he will consider the removal the frailty scores which are used for triage protocol for disabled persons. [7355/21]

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Kathleen Funchion

Question:

943. Deputy Kathleen Funchion asked the Minister for Health if he will consider the removal of the frailty score which still exists in triage protocol for disabled persons given that this has been removed in other European jurisdictions. [7356/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 942 and 943 together.

Agreements on frailty scores in the triaging of people with a disability for admission to emergency departments is a clinical matter.

As such, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the Deputy directly, as soon as possible.