Written Answers. - Consultant Appointments.

John McGuinness

Ceist:

515 Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children if a consultant's appointment can be expedited for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny. [1374/02]

Responsibility for the provision of hospital services in Kilkenny rests with the South-Eastern Health Board. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply directly to him.