Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Willie Penrose

Question:

226 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Health and Children if an appointment to see an audiology specialist at Mullingar Regional Hospital can be expedited for a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15267/02]

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.