Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (594)

John McGuinness

Question:

708 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children the reasons for the delay in providing an occupational therapy report in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny who is an applicant under the disabled person's grant scheme; and if he will expedite an assessment given the hardship of the case and the medical circumstances of those involved. [1562/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The provision of health related services, including occupational therapy, for people with physical and-or sensory disabilities is a matter for the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards. My Department has asked the CEO of the South Eastern Health Board to examine the matter and to reply directly to the Deputy, as a matter of urgency.