Tuesday, 19 October 2004

Questions (164, 165)

Seamus Healy

Question:

291 Mr. Healy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children when she intends to approve the proposal by the South Eastern Health Board to open a 20 bed general practitioners assessment unit to be located in the main building at Our Lady’s Hospital, Cashel; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25289/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

The provision of health services in Cashel is the responsibility of the South Eastern Health Board in the first instance. Officials of my Department have had discussions with the board with regard to the issue raised by the Deputy. Further consideration will be given to the matter in the context of the Estimates process for 2005.

Seamus Healy

Question:

292 Mr. Healy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children when she intends to approve funding for the opening of the completed health care units (details supplied) at Our Lady’s Hospital, Cashel, including funds for equipping and staffing; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [25290/04]

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Officials of my Department have had discussions with the South Eastern Health Board on the issue raised by the Deputy. Further consideration will be given to the matter in the context of the Estimates process for 2005.