Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Derek McDowell

Ceist:

326 Mr. McDowell asked the Minister for Health and Children if there are staff shortages in Holles Street Children's Hospital, Dublin, including shortages in consultants; and if so, the plans there are to rectify the situation. [7568/01]

The responsibility for the funding of services at the National Maternity Hospital rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. I have, therefore, asked the regional chief executive of the authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and respond to him directly.

Derek McDowell

Ceist:

327 Mr. McDowell asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of X-ray machines currently in service in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 5. [7569/01]

Responsibility for the funding of services at Beaumont Hospital rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has therefore asked the regional chief executive of the authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to him directly.