Written Answers. - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Michael Ring

Ceist:

205 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for a hip operation in view of the fact that he is in pain and discomfort. [16377/96]

Limerick East): Inquiries were made from the Western Health Board concerning this patient which has confirmed that he is on the consultant orthopaedic surgeon's waiting list. I understand from the board that it is expected that he will be admitted for his operation before the end of November.