Dáil Éireann - Volume 517 - 11 April, 2000
Written Answers. - Services for People with Disabilities.
Mr. Yates Mr. Yates
285. Mr. Yates asked the Minister for Health and Children if assistance will be provided by the South Eastern Health Board for travel arrangements for a person (details supplied) in County Wexford who is a medical card holder and has to attend hospital on a regular basis as he suffers from cerebral palsy and his wheelchair will not fit into a car or bus; and if there is a specific budget within the health board for this purpose. [10871/00]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): The consideration for payment of travelling expenses in this instance is the responsibility of the South Eastern Health Board. I have asked the chief executive officer of the board to investigate the position in relation to this case and reply directly to the Deputy as a matter of urgency.
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