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Written Answers. - Rehabilitation Services.

Wednesday, 18 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 559 No. 6

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 173. Ms O. Mitchell Information on Olivia Mitchell Zoom on Olivia Mitchell  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 a person (details supplied) in Dublin 14 who is suffering appalling brain injury as a result of vicious street violence is denied access to vital rehabilitation services in the National Rehabilitation Centre; and if this person will be transferred there with all possible speed in order to aid at least partial recovery. [26890/02]

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 medical rehabilitation services to people with acquired brain injury 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 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.

Question No. 174 answered with Question No. 165.

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