Written Answers. - Treatment Delay.

Brendan Howlin

Question:

270 Mr. Howlin asked the Minister for Health if his attention has been drawn to the fact that a person (details supplied) in County Wexford is still on the waiting list for a discogram at the Adelaide Hospital, Dublin 8, having been referred for this to Dr. Steeven's Hospital in 1985; if he will arrange for the provision of beds specifically for such diagnostic procedures; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

The admission of a patient to hospital is primarily a matter for the consultant concerned. I am seeking further details in this particular case and I will communicate directly with the Deputy as soon as possible.