Written Answers. - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Michael Ring

Question:

545 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for a hip replacement operation; if this person is on a waiting list in Galway for treatment; and, if so, when he will be treated. [1305/99]

The provision of medical treatment to eligible persons in County Mayo in this instance is the statutory responsibility of the Western Health Board. I have asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the position in relation to this case and to reply to the Deputy directly.