Written Answers. - Services for People with Disabilities.

John McGuinness

Question:

298 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children if an electric wheelchair will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny based on medical circumstances and the urgency of the case. [10747/03]

The provision of aids and appliances to people with physical and sensory disabilities including the provision of wheelchairs is a matter for the relevant health board. Accordingly, a copy of the Deputy's question has been referred to the chief executive officer, South-Eastern Health Board, with a request that he examine the matter and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.