Written Answers. - Surgical Procedures.

Emmet Stagg

Question:

617 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Health and Children if his attention has been drawn to the delay in providing axillary clearance to a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who had a tumour removed in December 1998; if his attention has further been drawn to the anxiety this is causing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1999/99]

The provision of surgical treatment in this case is a matter, in the first instance, for the Adelaide and Meath Hospitals, incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght. I have, therefore, asked the chief executive officer to investigate this case and reply directly to the Deputy.