Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (82, 516)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

82. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Health when the orthopaedic theatres at Merlin Park Hospital, Galway which have been closed since September 2017 will be reinstated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27934/19]

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Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

516. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Health when full orthopaedic services will recommence in Merlin Park Hospital, Galway; when two operating theatres will be operating there again; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28284/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 82 and 516 together.

In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to reply to the Deputy directly.