Thursday, 4 March 2004

Questions (112, 113)

Denis Naughten

Question:

107 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason for the delay in replying to correspondence (details supplied); when a reply will be issued to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7347/04]

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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 Sligo area is, in the first instance, a matter for the North Western Health Board. A reply has been issued to the correspondence of 4 December 2003 in regard to the North West Hospice.

Jack Wall

Question:

108 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Kildare will receive an appointment for physiotherapy treatment. [7348/04]

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Responsibility for the provision of health services to persons residing in Counties Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has, therefore, asked the regional chief executive of the authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to him directly.