Written Answers. - Health Board Services.

John McGuinness

Question:

118 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children the reasons for the delay in arranging an occupational therapist's report in the case of a person (details supplied) who has applied to the South-Eastern Health Board for a shower unit; and if the public health nurse or occupational therapist can visit the family at a location (details supplied) in County Kilkenny. [17294/03]

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