Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (528, 529)

Martin Ferris

Question:

643 Mr. Ferris asked the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Kerry will have a replacement hip operation. [1124/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The provision of services for people living in County Kerry, is a matter for the Southern Health Board. My Department has asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply directly to him.

Pat Carey

Question:

644 Mr. Carey asked the Minister for Health and Children if arrangements will be made to find a hospital bed for a person (details supplied) in Dublin 11; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1125/04]

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The provision of health related services for people with physical and or sensory disabilities is a matter for the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards in the first instance. Accordingly, the Deputy's question has been referred to the chief executive officer of the Eastern Regional Health Authority with a request that he examine the matter and reply directly to the Deputy, as a matter of urgency.