Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (235)

John McGuinness


313 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children the action he is taking to provide proper care and treatment in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Tipperary; the reason this person has not been transferred to Newmarket House in the UK or Marino Therapy Centre, Dublin; if he will take the decision at Department level in this case on the medical advice available in view of the fact that the South Eastern Health Board appears to be unable to do so; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6743/04]

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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 South Eastern Health Board. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply to him directly.