Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (257)

Michael Ring

Question:

386 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for a hip operation, considering that they have been waiting for eight months already for their surgery and they are in tremendous pain; and if this person will be operated on immediately under the national treatment purchase fund. [2813/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The provision of 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.