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Hospital Appointments Status

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 26 February 2015

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Questions (186)

John McGuinness

Question:

186. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Health if an early date for assessment for a hip operation will be arranged in the case of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; and if he will expedite the matter. [8627/15]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The scheduling of appointments for patients is a matter for the hospital to which the patient has been referred. Should a patient's general practitioner consider that the patient's condition warrants an earlier appointment, he or she would be in the best position to take the matter up with the consultant and hospital involved. In relation to the specific case raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up with them.

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