Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Questions (143)

Mary Upton

Question:

206 Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8 is being transferred from St. James’s Hospital to a nursing home outside of Dublin, against the express wishes of their spouse and family. [18454/07]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services was assigned to the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004 and funding for all health services has been provided as part of its overall vote. Therefore, the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the particular case raised by the Deputy. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.