Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Willie Penrose

Question:

217 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Health and Children if a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath can be immediately admitted to the Eye and Ear Hospital or some other appropriate hospital to have a significant ophthalmic problem dealt with. [15213/02]

Responsibility for the provision of hospital services to residents of County Westmeath rests with the Midland Health Board. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the position in relation to this case and to reply to the Deputy directly.