Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Willie Penrose

Question:

257 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Health and Children if an appointment for a person (details supplied) in County Westmeath with a clinical psychologist at St. Vincent's Hospital, Athlone, County Westmeath, can be expedited; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19248/03]

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.