Full Podiatry Services will be continued in Cavan – Brendan Smith TD

podiatryCavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil TD, Brendan Smith has been informed by the HSE that full Podiatry services for persons with diabetes will be restored in Cavan town at the end of July.

“Concerns had been expressed to me by diabetes patients in relation to the continuation of full Podiatry services in Cavan town.  In response to my representations the HSE state that a vacancy had arisen in relation to the provision of such services but they now expect that the new post-holder will take up this position full-time at the end of July 2019.

This is a welcome development and I hope that there will be no undue delay in having full services restored” stated Brendan Smith TD.



13th June 2019


Mr. Brendan Smith, T.D.

Dáil Éireann,

Leinster House,

Kildare Street,

Dublin 2


Ref:        PQ ref 24511/19 – To ask the Minister for Health when Podiatry Services will be restored for patients in County Cavan and if he will make a statement on the matter.


Dear Deputy Smith,

The Health Service Executive has been requested to reply directly to you in the context of the above Parliamentary Question, which you submitted to the Chief Officer, CHO 1 for response.

I wish to advise that the post holder vacated the post in May 2019 and it is expected that the new post holder will take up this post full time at the end of July 2019.

I trust this information is of assistance to you but should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,