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Patient Transport

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 8 September 2020

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Ceisteanna (1338)

Jackie Cahill


1338. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health the transport services and subsidies available to persons that have various ailments and have to travel to different medical appointments; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22183/20]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Patient transport is the responsibility for the Health Service Executive (HSE). Therefore I have referred the Deputy's question to the HSE for direct reply.

In addition, the Deputy may wish to note that under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance scheme, administered by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection, a person may be eligible to apply for an Exceptional Needs Payment to help meet essential, one-off, exceptional expenditure, which a person could not reasonably be expected to meet out of their weekly income.

Question No. 1339 answered with Question No. 976.