Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (379)

John Lahart

Ceist:

379. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the supports and provisions available for persons with spina bifida and their families in the Saggart, Citywest and Rathcoole areas. [26278/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I wish to advise the Deputy that spina bifida is one of the conditions which is covered under the Long Term Illness Scheme. Under the scheme, patients receive drugs, medicines, and medical and surgical appliances directly related to the treatment of their illness, free of charge.

In relation to other supports and services which are available to persons with spina bifida and their families in a particular area, I have arranged for the HSE to reply to you directly on these matters.