Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (592, 593)

John McGuinness

Question:

706 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will expedite an operation for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny to have cataracts removed at Ardkeen Hospital, Waterford; and if he will explain the reason that there is an eight month waiting list. [1559/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The provision of services for people living in County Kilkenny is a matter for the South Eastern 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.

John McGuinness

Question:

707 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will expedite an operation for a person (details supplied) to remove cataracts at Ardkeen Hospital, Waterford; and if an appointment for a scan will be arranged at St. Luke's Hospital, Kilkenny. [1560/04]

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The provision of services for people living in County Carlow is a matter for the South Eastern Health Board. My Department has asked its CEO to investigate the matter and to reply directly to the Deputy.