Wednesday, 28 January 2004

Questions (146)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

259 Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason a child (details supplied) has not completed its facial laser treatment at Crumlin children's hospital; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that some children have been on the laser treatment list since 1997; and his plans to ensure that those children get treated. [2320/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Responsibility for the provision of health services to persons residing in counties Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority, and services at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin, are provided under an arrangement with the authority. My Department has therefore asked the regional chief executive of the authority to investigate the matters raised by the Deputy and to reply to her directly.