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Written Answers. - Mental Handicap Services.

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 170. Ms McManus Information on Liz McManus Zoom on Liz McManus  asked the Minister for Health and Children Information on Micheál Martin Zoom on Micheál Martin  if his attention has been drawn to the findings of the service review carried out by the health board on the Gheel Centre for the mentally handicapped in Fairview, Dublin; if the recommendations will be acted upon; and if this centre will be retained in the ownership of the relevant health board. [26843/02]

Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children (Mr. T. O'Malley): Information on Tim O'Malley Zoom on Tim O'Malley My Department is aware of the report mentioned by the Deputy. Additional funding amounting to €200,000 is being made available by my Department in 2003 to assist the Eastern Regional Health Authority to implement some of the recommendations which were made. Issues relating to the governance of the agency in question are a matter in the first instance for the authority. My Department has asked its chief executive officer to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and reply directly to her.

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