Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Brendan Smith

Question:

59 Mr. B. Smith asked the Minister for Health and Children the proposals, if any, he has to provide an ENT service in the North-Eastern Health Board region; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19866/98]

My Department has received proposals from the North-Eastern Health Board regarding the provision of an ENT service in the region and has noted the priority placed on this by the board. The matter will be considered further in the context of available funding for developments in 1999.