QUESTION NO: 216 for WRITTEN ANSWER on 11/03/2008
* To ask the Minister for Health and Children the incidence of lymphoedema here; the treatment for same; if she has satisfied herself that sufficient resources are in place to support and to treat suffers of lymphoedema; and if she will make a statement on the matter – David Stanton T.D.
Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services is a matter for the Health Service Executive and funding for all health services has been provided as part of its overall Vote. Therefore, the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the particular question raised by the Deputy. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy in relation to the matter raised.