Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (247)

Mary Upton

Question:

376 Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will investigate the delays in providing occupational therapy in a community care area (details supplied) in Dublin west; if his attention has been drawn to the fact that this authority have not recently advertised to fill job vacancies; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2712/04]

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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 in the first instance. Accordingly, the Deputy's question has been referred to the chief executive officer of the Eastern Regional Health Authority with a request that he examine the matter and reply directly to the Deputy, as a matter of urgency.