Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Ceisteanna (213)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

213. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health if he will address the concerns of stoma pouch users who are worried about continued access to a full range of high quality stoma pouches and stoma management products in view of the fact that the Health Service Executive is proposing a price decrease and companies may be forced to halt services the HSE does not offer, such as community nurses who provide home visits and telephone help lines; and if he has any plans to provide these services to users. [23893/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has statutory responsibility for decisions on pricing and reimbursement of medicinal products under the GMS and other community drug schemes, in accordance with the provisions of the Health (Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods) Act 2013, therefore, this matter has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.