Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (240, 241)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

240. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Health his plans to address issues raised (details supplied) in an audit of neurology services here; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13018/18]

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Brendan Smith

Ceist:

241. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health when additional investment will be provided for services (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13019/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 240 and 241 together.

The Model of Care for Neurology was launched by the Director General of the HSE in late 2016. This was developed by the HSE’s National Clinical Programme for Neurology in collaboration with consultants, nurses, health and social care professionals and patient support groups. It aims to address the need for strategic development of neurology services in the provision of better care for these Irish patients. This year, funding has been allocated by the HSE to commence development of peri- and post-operative services to support patients receiving Deep Brain Stimulation.

In relation to the particular queries raised, as these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.