Dáil Éireann - Volume 632 - 01 March, 2007

Written Answers. - Health Services.

Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason the community occupational therapy service have not been in contact with a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny; if the necessary home aids which are required will be provided without further delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8141/07]

  Mr. S. Power: Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services was assigned to the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Therefore, the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the particular case raised by the Deputy. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.

Mr. McGuinness asked the Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question No 259 of 28 November 2006, her views on whether this is an unreasonable length of time for the Health Services Executive not to have issued a response; if she will introduce a time frame within which the HSE must respond; if she will request the HSE to intervene directly in the case outlined in the question; if she will insist on the person being allowed back to work or explain the delay their request to return to work has not been approved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8142/07]

  Mr. T. O’Malley: My Department contacted the Health Services Executive, who informed us that a reply has been issued to the Deputy regarding this matter.