Written Answers. - Home Help Service.

John McGuinness

Question:

207 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children if extra hours of home help can be extended in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny. [15132/02]

As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of health services in the Kilkenny area is the responsibility of the South Eastern Health Board. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer of the South Eastern Health Board to investigate the matter raised and reply direct to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.

John McGuinness

Question:

208 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children if a decision can be expedited in relation to an application for subvention by a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny. [15133/02]

Responsibility for the provision of health services in Kilkenny rests with the South Eastern Health Board. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply to him directly.