Written Answers. - Roscommon County Hospital.

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asked the Minister for Health whether Roscommon County Hospital is to be closed; the alternative arrangements which will be made for this hospital's patients; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The future of Roscommon County Hospital is a matter for the Western Health Board in the first instance.

I do not have any proposals from the board for the closure of this hospital. The question, therefore, of making alternative arrangements for patients in the hospital, does not arise.