Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (537, 538)

Bernard J. Durkan

Question:

652 Mr. Durkan asked the Minister for Health and Children if the further information received in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will enable the Department to increase the subvention in this case. [1236/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

As the Deputy will be aware, responsibility for the provision of health services for this case rests with the Southern Health Board in the first instance. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply direct to him, as a matter of urgency.

Finian McGrath

Question:

653 Mr. F. McGrath asked the Minister for Health and Children the back-up support available to a person (details supplied) in County Galway; and if the Western Health Board will put a care plan in place for them for 2004. [1241/04]

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As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of health services in the Galway area is, in the first instance, the responsibility of the Western 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.