13.6.02

Questions to the Minister for Health 13.6.02 

Meniere’s Disease 

 

Alison Halford:

 Would the Minister detail the specialist services that are available via the NHS to Meniere’s disease sufferers in Wales? (WAQ18631)

 

Jane Hutt:

We do not hold centrally details of the services that are available for every medical condition. At present, it is the responsibility of health authorities in Wales to determine need and commission services for their populations.

 

Specialist ‘Balance’ Nurses

 

Alison Halford:

What plans does the Minister have to train specialist ‘balance’ nurses to provide specialist care for those suffering from Meniere’s disease? (WAQ18632)

 

Jane Hutt:

At present, it is the responsibility of health authorities to commission appropriate services for their populations. This includes the responsibility for ensuring that those services are of good quality and staffed appropriately.

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