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Written Answers. - Speech Therapy Service.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 347. Mr. Rabbitte Information on Pat Rabbitte Zoom on Pat Rabbitte  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the children at a school (details supplied) in Dublin 24 have been deprived of a speech and language therapist since the commencement of the school year in September 2002; when the appointment will be made; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23411/02]

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 health related services, including speech and language therapy, is a matter for the Eastern Regional Health Authority and the health boards in the first instance. Accordingly, the Deputy's question has been referred to the regional chief executive officer of the Eastern Regional Health Authority, with a request that he examine the matter and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.

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