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Written Answers. - Mental Handicap Services.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 336. Mr. S. Power Information on Seán Power Zoom on Seán Power  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kildare who is mentally handicapped, is being treated in the psychiatric unit of Naas General Hospital; the alternative treatment available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23332/02]

Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Mr. T. O'Malley): Information on Tim O'Malley Zoom on Tim O'Malley The provision of services to persons with an intellectual disability and those with autism in the Kildare area rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has, therefore, asked the regional chief executive of the authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply to him directly as a matter of urgency.

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