Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (258)

Seán Haughey

Question:

387 Mr. Haughey asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason health boards will not accept applications from residents of nursing homes for electric wheelchairs; if such residents can obtain assistance elsewhere for this facility; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2910/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

As responsibility for the provision of health services is, in the first instance, a matter of the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards, my Department has asked the chief executive officers of the boards to examine this matter and to reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.