Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (615)

Breeda Moynihan-Cronin


730 Ms B. Moynihan-Cronin asked the Minister for Health and Children when a reply will issue to Parliamentary Question No. 313 of 21 October 2003 with regard to the provision of an occupational therapist for County Kerry; and if the Minister's attention has been drawn to the fact that in one school alone, nine children are being deprived of this service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1694/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The provision of health related services, including occupational therapy services, to people with physical and-or sensory disabilities is a matter for the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards in the first instance. A reply to Parliamentary Question No. 313 of 21 October 2003 was issued by the Southern Health Board on 11 November last. My Department has asked the chief executive officer of the Southern Health Board to update the Deputy on this matter.