Wednesday, 10 March 2004

Ceisteanna (122, 123)

Jack Wall

Ceist:

189 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding the appointment of a GMS doctor in Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare, in view of the fact that there have been conflicting reports about the appointment of a doctor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8240/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Jack Wall

Ceist:

192 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question No. 231 of 4 March 2004 about the appointment of a GMS doctor in Ballymore Eustace, County Kildare, the position on this matter, in view of the fact that there have been conflicting reports about the appointment of a doctor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7996/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 189 and 192 together.

Arrangements for the provision of services for medical card holders, including the selection and recruitment process for general practitioners in the GMS scheme, are matters for the chief executive officer of the local health board-authority. Accordingly, the Deputy's questions have been referred to the regional chief executive of the Eastern Regional Health Authority for investigation and direct reply.