Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (354)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

354. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the number of children or other patients who have undergone scoliosis procedures on a monthly basis in the past two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49152/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Reducing waiting times for patients to access scoliosis services is a key priority of Government. Increased investment in paediatric orthopaedics and scoliosis services has improved access to surgery and outpatient appointments in recent years. Furthermore, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) is working to ensure that children in Ireland who require scoliosis surgery and ongoing treatment can be seen and treated within a clinically appropriate time.  

In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.