Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Questions (331)

Neasa Hourigan

Question:

331. Deputy Neasa Hourigan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons who availed of the cross-border directive scheme in 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively; and if those availing of the scheme did so in the United Kingdom or the rest of the European Union, respectively. [30957/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this Parliamentary Question relates to an operational issue, it is a matter for the HSE. However, given the recent cyber-attack, which has required a temporary shut-down of HSE IT systems, disruption to service is on-going, and the HSE is working hard to restore its IT capacity and resume normal services. Members of the Oireachtas will be advised as soon as the HSE is again in a position to provide responses to PQs. However, the HSE has been able to supply the following information regarding the CBD.

Table 1:

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Year

Year

Year

Activity Description

2018

2019

2020

Activity Description

2018

2019

2020

No. of CBD reimbursements Approved

3,886

4,961

4,723

Note: It should be noted that the CBD office records application statistics, however, one patient may have, and indeed is likely to have more than one application and likewise one patient may equally have one application but several episodes of care abroad. The CBD records reimbursements in respect of episodes of care. Therefore this data relates to reimbursements and not to number of patients. For example one patient may submit numerous claims for reimbursement e.g. a consultation, a surgery and follow up care.

Table 2:

Countries of Treatment:

2018

2019

2020

UK

UK

UK

Poland

Poland

Poland

Lithuania

Lithuania

Lithuania

Germany

Germany

Spain

Czech Republic

Spain

Germany

France

Netherlands

Latvia

Hungary

Belgium

Belgium

Spain

Latvia

Czech Republic

Latvia

Portugal

Romania

Estonia

France

Hungary

Netherlands

Hungary

Portugal

Italy

Italy

Slovakia

Slovakia

Other

Norway

Other

Italy