Thursday, 12 February 2004

Questions (159)

Brendan Smith

Question:

159 Mr. B. Smith asked the Minister for Health and Children if additional resources will be provided for the surgical department, Cavan General Hospital, as requested by the hospital's medical board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4501/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Responsibility for the provision of services at Cavan General Hospital rests with the NEHB. On 3 February I met the board. On 5 February I met representatives of the hospital's medical board to discuss the provision of acute hospital services in the Cavan and Monaghan hospital group. The medical board representatives tabled a number of proposals that are being discussed with the NEHB.