Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (124)

Jerry Cowley


255 Dr. Cowley asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the reason the position of a general practitioner in Straide, Foxford, County Mayo, is still unfilled; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25052/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

Responsibility for the provision of services to medical card holders, including the recruitment and selection of candidates to fill vacant general practitioner positions, is a matter for the chief executive officer of the relevant health board or authority. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive officer of the Western Health Board to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to him directly.