Thursday, 26 February 2004

Questions (129, 130)

Seán Ryan

Question:

128 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children the position following requests by the family of a person (details supplied) that they be moved to another hospital, as soon as possible. [6423/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Responsibility for the provision of care and treatment of the named individual rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has therefore asked the regional chief executive to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply to him directly.

Seán Ryan

Question:

129 Mr. S. Ryan asked the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding the urgent need to provide one-to-one 24 hour care at home for a person (details supplied) in County Dublin with properly trained carers to facilitate all their needs regarding disability and chronic illness. [6424/04]

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The provision of health related support services, including home help services for people with physical and sensory disabilities, is a matter for the relevant health board. Accordingly, the Deputy's question has been referred to the regional chief executive, Eastern Regional Health Authority, with a request that he examine the case and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.