Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Questions (237)

Brendan Howlin

Question:

237. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Health his views on whether it is acceptable that a person (details supplied) on a waiting list to see a consultant neurologist in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin has been given an appointment for 1 January 2024; if this is in keeping with policy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27762/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

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