Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 12 May, 2005

Written Answers. - Hospital Charges.

  81. Mr. Neville asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the charges for an hour long examination in a ward of the Mid-West [770] Regional Hospital; and the person who determines the charge. [15722/05]

  Ms Harney:The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. This includes responsibility for services at the Mid-West Regional Hospital. My Department has requested the chief officer for the executive’s mid-western area to investigate the matter raised and to reply directly to the Deputy.