361. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons in CHO area 9 who received an electric powered wheelchair in each of the years 2015 to 2017, inclusive, and to date in 2018; the average waiting time to receive such a wheelchair in those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 20153/18 asked on 08 May 2018 - Medical Aids and Appliances Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply to the Deputy.
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1273. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on a waiting list for aids and appliances in CHO area 9; the length of time persons have been on the list; the details of the waiting list for each of the items under aids and appliances such as orthopaedic footwear, wheelchairs and so on; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 27691/17 asked on 20 Jun 2017 - Medical Aids and Appliances Applications Data)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy. 
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