Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (620, 621)

Michael Ring

Question:

735 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason it took from 1 January 2004, when they were first notified, until 15 January 2004 to get a bed for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo into Beaumont Hospital; and if he will investigate this matter. [1755/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The provision of hospital services for persons resident in County Mayo is a matter for the Western Health Board. My Department has asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the position and to reply directly to the Deputy.

Michael Ring

Question:

736 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called to Galway for an assessment for a cataract operation; and when their surgery will take place. [1756/04]

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The provision of hospital services for persons resident in County Mayo is a matter for the Western Health Board. My Department has asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the position and to reply directly to the Deputy.