Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (565, 566)

Pádraic McCormack

Question:

676 Mr. McCormack asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of people in the Western Health Board area waiting for treatment in the rheumatalogy department in University College Hospital, Galway, Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, County Galway and Roscommon Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1390/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

My Department does not routinely collect this type of data. It has asked the CEO of the Western Health Board to collate the information and to reply directly to the Deputy.

Denis Naughten

Question:

677 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Roscommon will be called for a spinal fusion operation at Beaumont Hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1393/04]

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The provision of medical services to residents of County Roscommon is the responsibility of the Western Health Board. My Department has asked its CEO to investigate the case and to reply directly to the Deputy.

Question No. 678 answered with QuestionNo. 675.
Question No. 679 answered with QuestionNo. 659.