Written Answers. - Hospital Appointments.

Pádraic McCormack

Ceist:

310 Mr. McCormack asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of consultants appointed in the Western Health Board area in each of the years 1989 to 2000. [27603/01]

Responsibility for the appointment of consultants in the Western Health Board area rests with the Western Health Board. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive officer to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to him directly.