Dáil Éireann - Volume 668 - 20 November, 2008

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Deputy Jan O’Sullivan asked the Minister for Health and Children her views on providing funding for a scalp cooling machine in the oncology departments of hospitals that cater for cancer patients; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [42034/08]

  Deputy Mary Harney: The specific question raised by the Deputy relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the HSE under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly, my Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to respond directly to the Deputy in this regard.