Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 19 May, 2005

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

  89. Mr. McGuinness asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children if the appropriate care at a treatment centre will be provided for a person (details supplied); and if this case will be examined as a matter of urgency. [16878/05]

  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. As the person referred to by the Deputy is a patient at Water[1629] ford Regional Hospital, my Department has asked the chief officer for the executive’s south eastern area to respond to the Deputy directly.