Dáil Éireann - Volume 624 - 27 September, 2006

Written Answers. - Services for People with Disabilities.

[417] Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin asked the Minister for Health and Children if her attention has been drawn to the fact that many public health centres in Dublin City, including those at Rathdown Road, Benburb Street, Lisburn Street, Botanic Avenue and Summerhill, are not wheelchair accessible; if her further attention has been drawn to the fact that in the North Strand and Bride Street centres the toilets for people with disabilities are being used for storage space; the steps she will take to ensure that these and all other public health centres in the State are made fully accessible; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28465/06]

  Ms Harney: The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly, my Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have this matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.