Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Brian O'Shea

Question:

611 Mr. O'Shea asked the Minister for Health and Children the plans, if any, he has to establish a state of the art rehabilitation unit in Waterford Regional Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20202/00]

The provision of medical services in this instance is the statutory responsibility of the South Eastern Health Board. I understand from the board that a working group on rehabilitation services has been convened by the board to review the current structure and delivery of rehabilitation services and to make recommendations. The board expects that the group will complete its work by spring 2001.