Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (614)

Michael Noonan

Question:

729 Mr. Noonan asked the Minister for Health and Children if his attention has been drawn to the lack of services in the mid-west area for persons with diabetes, particularly for children; when a podiatrist will be appointed to the Mid-Western Health Board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1676/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Responsibility for the provision of services for persons with diabetes and for recruitment issues arising rests, in this instance, with the Mid-Western Health Board. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer to examine the matters raised by the Deputy and reply to him directly.