Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (54)

Liam Twomey

Question:

166 Dr. Twomey asked the Minister for Health and Children if the new health services executive will be established as a statutory body or an executive like the Eastern Regional Health Authority. [1879/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The interim health service executive which has been established will be given corporate body status under the Health (Corporate Bodies) Act to allow it to undertake specific set-up tasks and to ensure the orderly transfer of functions to a single delivery system, Health Service Executive, from 2005. Work on the preparation of the necessary primary legislation to establish the Health Service Executive on a full statutory basis by January 2005, is well under way. The Health Service Executive will take over responsibility for health service delivery at that stage.

Question No. 167 answered with QuestionNo. 150.
Question No. 168 answered with QuestionNo. 156.