Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Ceisteanna (123, 124)

Gerry Adams

Ceist:

123. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the number of children on the waiting list for assessment for juvenile arthritis; and the number of children in County Louth awaiting for such an assessment. [18124/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Gerry Adams

Ceist:

124. Deputy Gerry Adams asked the Minister for Health the number of children diagnosed with juvenile arthritis who are awaiting treatment; the number of children in County Louth diagnosed with juvenile arthritis who are awaiting treatment; and the length of time they have been waiting. [18125/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 123 and 124 together.

I am aware that there are challenges in meeting the growing demand for rheumatology services, and that the Health Service Executive is working towards improving access to such services. In relation to rheumatology service provision, as this is a service matter, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond to you directly as soon as possible.