Thursday, 8 November 2012

Ceisteanna (81)

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

81. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health further to Parliamentary Question No. 13 of 16 May 2012, if he will provide an update on the changes outlined by him in response; if he will confirm that since the issuing of the letter on 15 May 2012 from the National Directors of the Health Service Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the Special Delivery Unit on the matter concerned all hospitals have ceased refusing referrals from areas where such referrals have been accepted since 2009; if they retrospectively applied the terms of the request to the start of 2012; if the terms have been applied to new referrals and existing patients in long term care; if not, if he will outline his intentions to ensure compliance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48755/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.