Dáil Éireann - Volume 537 - 31 May, 2001
Written Answers. - Rehabilitation Hospitals.
Mr. Deenihan Mr. Deenihan
105. Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Health and Children the position regarding the provision of a rehabilitation hospital for Munster; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16399/01]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): The Deputy will appreciate that the provision of services is a matter for the Southern Health Board in the first instance.
I am aware, however, that St. Mary's Hospital is the preferred site for an acute rehabilitation unit to serve the Cork and larger Munster region. I understand that a project team is in place for the development of St. Mary's Hospital whose brief includes the acute rehabilitation unit.
I have asked the chief executive officer at the board to write directly to the Deputy outlining the present position regarding this matter.
Dáil Éireann 537 Written Answers. Rehabilitation Hospitals.