Dáil Éireann - Volume 576 - 03 December, 2003

Written Answers. - Hospital Procedures.

  166. Mr. Fleming asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of medical procedures carried out under the waiting list initiative for each of the years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002; and the number of such procedures carried out in each of the health board regions in each of these years. [29464/03]

  Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin):Information collated by my Department in respect of waiting lists primarily relates to the number of persons on waiting lists and waiting times in respect of different specialties.

  My Department has asked the chief executive officers of the Eastern Regional Health Auth[574]ority and the health boards to provide the information requested by the Deputy. As soon as the replies are received this information will be communicated to him.

  Question No. 167 answered with Question No. 160.