Thursday, 28 October 2004

Ceisteanna (140)

Jan O'Sullivan

Ceist:

139 Ms O’Sullivan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the number of speech therapists employed in the mid-west region; the number of unfilled posts for speech therapists in the region; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26528/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health)

The provision of health related services, including speech and language therapy, for people with physical and-or sensory disabilities is a matter for the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards in the first instance. Accordingly, the Deputy's question has been referred to the chief executive officer of the Mid-Western Health Board with a request that he examine the matter and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.