Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Questions (928, 929)

John Lahart

Question:

928. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the details of the specific arrangements in place at public hospitals to ensure that cancer patients are facilitated with easy access to car parking at reduced rates as directed to the HSE by his Department in 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13211/21]

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John Lahart

Question:

929. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the details of the specific arrangements in place at public hospitals to ensure flexible charging systems for families and friends of patients that are frequent visitors as directed to the HSE by his Department since 2018, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13212/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 928 and 929 together.

The Programme for Government makes a commitment to introduce a cap on the maximum daily charge for patients and visitors at all public hospitals, where possible and to introduce flexible passes in all public hospitals for patients and their families. My Department and the HSE are currently engaging on this issue in order to achieve this new Programme for Government commitment.

In relation to the specific queries raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to the deputy directly, as soon as possible.