Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (563, 564)

Brian Walsh

Ceist:

563. Deputy Brian Walsh asked the Minister for Health the reason that the extracorporeal shockwave lithotripor service commenced by University Hospital Galway on 29 August 2012, two years after the machine was purchased, was discontinued two days later and not recommenced until 2014 [12065/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Brian Walsh

Ceist:

564. Deputy Brian Walsh asked the Minister for Health the locations at which the extracorporeal shockwave lithotripor machine purchased by University Hospital Galway in 2010 was stored between the time of its purchase and its commencement for use at the hospital in 2014, and if it was made available for use by practitioners in the private sector during this period. [12066/14]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 563 and 564 together.

As these are service matters, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy.