Dáil Éireann - Volume 656 - 17 June, 2008

Written Answers. - Medical Aids and Appliances.

Deputy Bobby Aylward asked the Minister for Health and Children if she will instruct the Health Service Executive to approve a bath seat for a person (details supplied) in County Kilkenny who is 82 years of age and has been informed it will be 18 months before this facility will be provided. [22935/08]

  Deputy Máire Hoctor: 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.