Proposed Legislation

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<div class="content"><h4 class="from">Noel Harrington</h4><span class="question-start">Ceist:</span>
<p id="para_2325" class="">167. <strong>Deputy Noel Harrington</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the timeline for when the health (transport supports) Bill will come before the House to provide for the restoration of the mobility grants to the disability sector to alleviate the hardship experienced by a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21609/14]</p>
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<h3>Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)</h3>
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<p id="para_2326" class="">In November 2013, the Government decided that the detailed preparatory work required for a new travel subsidy scheme and associated statutory provisions should be progressed by the Minister for Health. The Minister has included the Health (Transport Supports) Bill in the Government’s legislative programme. Work is ongoing at the present time on the policy proposals to be brought to Government.</p>
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Air Ambulance Service Provision

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<h3>Ceisteanna (168, 169, 170)</h3>
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<div class="content"><h4 class="from">Billy Kelleher</h4><span class="question-start">Ceist:</span>
<p id="para_2327" class="">168. <strong>Deputy Billy Kelleher</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the number of airlifts that have been made from County Donegal to hospital in Galway over the past three years; the number of those that were heart patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21610/14]</p>
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<div class="content"><h4 class="from">Billy Kelleher</h4><span class="question-start">Ceist:</span>
<p id="para_2328" class="">169. <strong>Deputy Billy Kelleher</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the number of heart patients that have been airlifted from County Donegal to Galway over the past three years that have fallen outside the 90 minute completion time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21611/14]</p>
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<div class="content"><h4 class="from">Billy Kelleher</h4><span class="question-start">Ceist:</span>
<p id="para_2329" class="">170. <strong>Deputy Billy Kelleher</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the number of heart patients that have been airlifted from County Donegal to Galway over the past three years that did not survive; of those, the number that were outside the 90 minute completion time for the transfer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21612/14]</p>
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<p id="para_2330" class="">I propose to take Questions Nos. 168 to 170, inclusive, together.</p>
<p id="para_2331" class=""> In relation to the detailed queries raised by the Deputy, as these are service matters, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to him directly.</p>
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Medical Card Applications

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<h3>Ceisteanna (171)</h3>
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<p id="para_2332" class="">171. <strong>Deputy Michael Moynihan</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the position regarding a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork. [21620/14]</p>
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<p id="para_2333" class="">The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.</p>
<p id="para_2334" class=""> The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has issued to Oireachtas members.</p>
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Medical Card Administration

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<h3>Ceisteanna (172)</h3>
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<div class="content"><h4 class="from">Michael Moynihan</h4><span class="question-start">Ceist:</span>
<p id="para_2335" class="">172. <strong>Deputy Michael Moynihan</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the position regarding a request by a person (details supplied) in County Cork to have their medical card application file sent back to them from the Primary Care Reimbursement Service. [21621/14]</p>
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<p id="para_2336" class="">The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.</p>
<p id="para_2337" class=""> The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has issued to Oireachtas members.</p>
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Medical Card Eligibility

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<h3>Ceisteanna (173)</h3>
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<p id="para_2338" class="">173. <strong>Deputy Áine Collins</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> the reason a discretionary medical card was withdrawn in respect of a person (details supplied). [21624/14]</p>
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<p id="para_2339" class="">The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.</p>
<p id="para_2340" class=""> The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has issued to Oireachtas members.</p>
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Medical Card Delays

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<h3>Ceisteanna (174)</h3>
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<p id="para_2341" class="">174. <strong>Deputy Tom Fleming</strong> asked the <strong>Minister for Health</strong> if he will expedite a medical card application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21625/14]</p>
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<p id="para_2342" class="">The Health Service Executive has been asked to examine this matter and to reply to the Deputy as soon as possible.</p>
<p id="para_2343" class=""> The Health Service Executive operates the General Medical Services scheme, which includes medical cards and GP visit cards, under the Health Act 1970, as amended. It has established a dedicated contact service for members of the Oireachtas specifically for queries relating to medical cards and GP visit cards, which the Deputy may wish to use for an earlier response. Contact information has issued to Oireachtas members.</p>
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