Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Ceisteanna (191, 192, 193, 194)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

282 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Health and Children the details of the planned hospital activity statistics for each acute hospital in 2004; the percentage variance with the 2003 outturn; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3400/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

My Department has asked the chief executive officer of the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the chief executive officer of each health board to respond directly to the Deputy with the information requested.

Gay Mitchell

Ceist:

283 Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children if the SWAHB will immediately provide an occupational therapy service, by private sources, if necessary, to assess urgently the needs of a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8. [3421/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of health services in the Dublin 8 area is, in the first instance, the responsibility of the South Western Area Health Board acting under the aegis of the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive of the authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply directly to him as a matter of urgency.

Gay Mitchell

Ceist:

284 Mr. G. Mitchell asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason he did not reply to letters sent to him by a person (details supplied) in Dublin 8; and the further reason an inaccurate reply issued to this Deputy from the ERHA dated 7 September 2001 regarding the same person. [3422/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Responsibility for the provision of health services to persons residing in Counties Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority.

The Deputy will be aware from previous responses to him that my Department requested the regional chief executive of the authorityto investigate this matter. The authority has completed its investigation and I understand that a response has subsequently issued to the Deputy. Officials from my Department recently met the individual referred to by the Deputy regarding a number of issues arising from the authority's investigation. These issues are being progressed in conjunction with the individual concerned.

Michael Ring

Ceist:

285 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be called for a knee replacement operation. [3423/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

The provision of medical services to residents of County Mayo is the responsibility of the Western Health Board. My Department has asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the position in relation to this case and reply directly to the Deputy.