Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246)

Olivia Mitchell

Ceist:

369 Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children if an investigation was carried out into the circumstances whereby a person (details supplied) in Dublin 14 was moved between the Eye and Ear Hospital, St. James's Hospital, Blanchardstown Hospital and back to St. James's Hospital between the dates of 14 June and 20 June 2002. [2675/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

Responsibility for the provision of hospital services to residents of Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow 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 her directly.

Olivia Mitchell

Ceist:

370 Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children the cost to date, both capital and current, of the provision of the lung transplant unit at the Mater Hospital. [2676/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Olivia Mitchell

Ceist:

371 Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children the cost in 2003 of sending lung transplant patients to Newcastle for transplant operations. [2677/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Olivia Mitchell

Ceist:

372 Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children the details of staff recruited for the operation of the lung transplant unit at the Mater Hospital; and the annual cost of such staff. [2678/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Olivia Mitchell

Ceist:

373 Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children the total annual operating costs of the lung transplant unit at the Mater Hospital. [2679/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Olivia Mitchell

Ceist:

374 Ms O. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children the total cost for the past ten years of sending lung transplant patients to Newcastle. [2680/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I propose to take questions Nos. 370 to 374, inclusive, together.

The Eastern Regional Health Authority is charged with responsibility for commissioning health and personal social services on behalf of the population of the region, and also on behalf of those outside the region who are referred for specialist treatment. My Department has therefore requested the authority to reply to the Deputy on the issues raised.

Pádraic McCormack

Ceist:

375 Mr. McCormack asked the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding the attention deficit disorder programme at University College Hospital, Galway, which was set up as a pilot scheme three years ago; if this programme is being downgraded or discontinued or will be made a permanent programme at UCHG; and if the necessary funds will be made available to the health board to enable it to continue this as a permanent programme. [2681/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Responsibility for the provision of the health services in Galway rests with the Western Health Board. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply to him directly.