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Written Answers. - Hospital Waiting Lists.

Wednesday, 27 March 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 551 No. 3

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 180. Mrs. B. Moynihan-Cronin Information on Breeda Moynihan-Cronin Zoom on Breeda Moynihan-Cronin  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry has been waiting to be called for an ear, nose and throat appointment at Tralee General Hospital since September 2001 and has been advised that she could be waiting a further 12 months; and if this person can receive an appointment without delay. [10643/02]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin The provision of hospital services at Tralee General Hospital is the responsibility of the Southern Health Board, in the first instance. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer at the board to look into the matter and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.

 181. Mrs. B. Moynihan-Cronin Information on Breeda Moynihan-Cronin Zoom on Breeda Moynihan-Cronin  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kerry has been forced to wait three years to obtain an appointment at Tralee General Hospital; his views on whether such a delay for an ill person is acceptable; if an appointment can be made for this person immediately; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10644/02]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin The provision of hospital services at Tralee General Hospital is the responsibility of the Southern Health Board, in the first instance. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer at the board to look into the matter and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.


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