Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Questions (723, 724)

James Bannon

Question:

723. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Health when it is proposed to replace the retiring doctor in Milltownpass, County Westmeath in view of the fact that this health provision is essential to the area as the Health Service Executive do not own a health centre to provide such a service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10265/13]

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James Bannon

Question:

724. Deputy James Bannon asked the Minister for Health if he will provide details of the number of applicants for the post of general practitioner in Milltownpass, County Westmeath under the GMS system, advertising for which has been facilitated by the Health Service Executive in December 2012 and January, 2013, without a successful candidate being identified; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10266/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 723 and 724 together.

As the Deputy's question relates to a service matter, I have arranged for the question to be referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply to the Deputy.