Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Ceisteanna (271, 272)

Jerry Buttimer

Ceist:

271. Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Health the efforts being made to develop clear clinical pathways for people living with chronic pain; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10516/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Jerry Buttimer

Ceist:

272. Deputy Jerry Buttimer asked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of the investment and development of infrastructure to improve the treatments available for chronic pain; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10517/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 271 and 272 together.

In relation to the particular queries raised by the Deputy, as these are service matters, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy in these matters.