Wednesday, 25 February 2004

Ceisteanna (104, 105)

Jerry Cowley

Ceist:

191 Dr. Cowley asked the Minister for Health and Children when personal assistance will be provided for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo to enable that person to attend play school and eventually national school; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6174/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

The provision of health related services, including personal assistants for people with a disability, is a matter for the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards in the first instance. The chief executive officer of the Western Health Board has been requested to examine the matter and to reply directly to the Deputy, as a matter of urgency.

Seymour Crawford

Ceist:

192 Mr. Crawford asked the Minister for Health and Children when a person (details supplied) in County Monaghan can expect to receive an eye appointment with the North Eastern Health Board; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6175/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Responsibility for the provision of optometric services to eligible persons in County Monaghan rests with the board. My Department has asked its CEO to investigate the matter and to reply directly to the Deputy.