Dáil Éireann - Volume 550 - 20 March, 2002
Written Answers. - Orthodontic Service.
Ms Shortall Ms Shortall
452. Ms Shortall asked the Minister for Health and Children further to Parliamentary Question  No. 154 of 6 February 2002 and in respect of the Northern Area Health Board, the number of assessments which have been arranged for patients on the orthodontic waiting list for 2002; the number of treatments which have been arranged for patients on the orthodontic treatment list for 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9519/02]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Responsibility for the provision of orthodontic treatment to eligible persons is the responsibility of the health boards in the first instance.
The information requested by the Deputy in respect of the Northern Area Health Board of the Eastern Regional Health Authority is not routinely collected by my Department. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive officer of the authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to her directly.
Dáil Éireann 550 Written Answers. Orthodontic Service.