Tuesday, 1 March 2005

Ceisteanna (102)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

159 Mr. McGuinness asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question No. 129 of 9 December 2004, the meaning of the statement in the reply given by the HSE that the person will be called for treatment in due course; and if a timeframe will be given in this case in view of the length of time the person is waiting. [6671/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health)

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. This includes responsibility for orthodontic services. Accordingly, my Department has requested the chief officer for the executive's south eastern area to investigate the matter raised and to reply directly to the Deputy.