Dáil Éireann - Volume 423 - 07 October, 1992
Written Answers. - Bone Marrow Transplants.
Mr. Allen Mr. Allen
263. Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Health if he will outline the waiting list for bone marrow transplants at St. James' Hospital, Dublin 8; and the average waiting period for a bone marrow transplant.
Minister for Health (Dr. O'Connell) John F. O'Connell
Minister for Health (Dr. O'Connell): The position is that the number of bone marrow transplant operations to be performed each year at St. James's Hospital is determined at the beginning of the year. The patient is notified of his or her appointment at that stage. The hospital scheduled a total of thirty bone marrow transplant operations in 1992. Patients who cannot be facilitated at St. James's Hospital and who require urgent treatment are referred abroad.
Dáil Éireann 423 Written Answers. Bone Marrow Transplants.