Wednesday, 25 February 2004

Questions (109)

John McGuinness

Question:

196 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children if rehab care will be provided at the national rehab unit, Dún Laoghaire in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; if it will be expedited in view of the length of time they have waited, both in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin and St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6179/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

My Department has made inquiries. Recently the National Rehabilitation Hospital confirmed that the individual is on its waiting list and cannot indicate an admittance date. The scheduling of hospital admissions is a matter for the consultant concerned and is determined solely on the basis of medical priority.