Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (330, 331)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

330. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Health the reason no replacement for a specialist surgeon in a hospital (details supplied) has been hired in over 18 months; the impact this has had on waiting list for specialist surgeries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49216/12]

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Brendan Ryan

Question:

331. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Health if he will prioritise the hiring of a new specialist surgeon (details supplied) in order to tackle waiting lists; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49217/12]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 330 and 331 together.

As these are service matters, they have been referred to the HSE for direct reply.