Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 24 April, 2008

Written Answers. - National Treatment Purchase Fund.

Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Health and Children if a person (details supplied) in County Kildare qualifies under the National Treatment Purchase Fund for their medical expenses; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [15793/08]

  Deputy Mary Harney:The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) was established in 2002 to treat public patients on hospital waiting lists by acting as a resource to patients of the public hospital system. Patients waiting more than three months on a surgical waiting list may qualify for treatment under the NTPF. It is open to the person in question or anyone acting on their behalf to contact the Fund directly in relation to their case. The NTPF operate a nationwide lo-call line for this purpose which is 1890 720 820.