Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 02 October, 2007

Written Answers. - Hospitals Building Programme.

Deputy Olwyn Enright asked the Minister for Health and Children the opening date for a hospital (details supplied) in County Offaly; the reason for the delay in its opening; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21392/07]

  Deputy Mary Harney: Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services is a matter for the Health Service Executive and funding for all health services has been provided as part of its overall Vote. Therefore, the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the particular issue 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.