Written Answers. - Hospital Charges.

Michael Ring

Ceist:

296 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason a person (details supplied) in County Mayo is being billed for theatre services following a procedure in the Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin. [27498/01]

Mount Carmel Hospital is an independent private hospital. I have no function in relation to the regulation, co-ordination or assessment of private hospitals. I therefore suggest that the Deputy or the person named by the Deputy contact Mount Carmel Hospital directly to ascertain the position.