Thursday, 5 February 2004

Ceisteanna (112)

Emmet Stagg

Ceist:

112 Mr. Stagg asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of elderly persons awaiting allocation of a long-term care place in State nursing homes and public beds in private nursing homes in County Kildare; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3510/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

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