Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (280)

John McGuinness

Question:

409 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children if full-time medical care will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny at St. Columba's Hospital, Thomastown, Kilkenny, in view of their medical and family circumstances; and if a decision in this urgent case will be expedited. [3059/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of health services in the Kilkenny area is, in the first instance, the responsibility of the South Eastern Health Board. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive of the board to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply directly to him as a matter of urgency.