Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (545)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

545. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health if he will confirm if reports are correct that South Doctors are regularly called into Bantry Hospital, County Cork, to attend patients in the absences of duty doctors; and if so, whether this a new policy on the part of the Health Service Executive; the amount it has cost since January 2013; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30015/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

In relation to the particular query raised by the Deputy, as this is a service issue, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy in this matter.