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Written Answers. - Autism Services.

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 165. Mr. F. McGrath Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  if a person (details supplied) in Dublin 3 will receive the maximum health care; and if services can be expanded to improve the quality of life for this child and its family. [26933/02]

 174. Mr. F. McGrath Information on Finian McGrath Zoom on Finian McGrath  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  if he will urgently intervene to ensure that a person (details supplied) in Dublin 7 who has Angelmans Syndrome gets respite care one weekend per month and also full medical care; and if the rights of this child will be protected. [26891/02]

Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Mr. T. O'Malley): Information on Tim O'Malley Zoom on Tim O'Malley I propose to take Questions Nos. 165 and 174 together.

Responsibility for the provision of services to persons with an intellectual disability and those with autism in the Dublin region rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has asked its chief executive officer to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply to him directly.


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