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Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 302. Mr. Ring Information on Michael Ring Zoom on Michael Ring  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  if a powered wheelchair has been provided by the Western Health Board for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo; if this person has received it; and if so, when this person received it. [24433/02]

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 technical aids and appliances including wheelchairs to people with physical or sensory disabilities is a matter for the relevant health board in the first instance. Accordingly, the Deputy's question has been referred to the chief executive officer of the Western Health Board with a request that she examine the matter and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.

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