Wednesday, 25 February 2004

Ceisteanna (117)

Charlie O'Connor

Ceist:

204 Mr. O’Connor asked the Minister for Health and Children if he has had contacts with regard to reports of discussions in respect of a merger between Tallaght Hospital and St. James’s Hospital; if his attention has been drawn to reports of concerns of staff representatives in the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6318/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

Officials of my Department have received a preliminary briefing on discussions which are ongoing between representatives of the hospitals mentioned by the Deputy and the Faculty of Health Sciences at TCD in regard to future governance arrangements. I would anticipate that any concerns raised by staff will be taken into account in the formulation of any proposals for change.