Dáil Éireann - Volume 405 - 26 February, 1991
Written Answers. - Tonsil Operation.
Mr. Ryan Mr. Ryan
165. Mr. Ryan asked the Minister for Health the reason for the long delay a person (details supplied) in County Dublin has experienced while waiting on a tonsil operation in Beaumont Hospital given that his condition is so bad that his  job is now at risk due to his ill health; when he can expect to be treated; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Health (Dr. O'Hanlon) Rory O'Hanlon
Minister for Health (Dr. O'Hanlon): I do not accept that there has been any undue delay in this case. I understand from the hospital authorities that the person concerned had his name placed on the ENT waiting list at Beaumont Hospital on 30 January, 1991.
Arrangements regarding an individual patient's position on a waiting list and when his/her operation will be performed are entirely a matter for the clinician concerned and the Deputy will appreciate that it is not a matter in which I have any involvement.
Dáil Éireann 405 Written Answers. Tonsil Operation.