Dáil Éireann - Volume 584 - 27 April, 2004

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

  569. Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Health and Children if he will respond to concerns raised by a residents committee (details supplied) at proposals for communal bedrooms for four residents at the new 66 bed unit. [11536/04]

  Mr. Martin: The information requested by the Deputy is not [491] routinely collated in my Department. My Department has, therefore, asked the South Western Area Health Board acting under the aegis of the Eastern Regional Health Authority to provide the information sought, which will be forwarded to the Deputy, as a matter of urgency.

I am happy to inform the Deputy that capital developments costing €8 million aimed at considerably improving the standard of accommodation in the Meath Hospital are currently under way. This is a project which, as Minister of State, I regard as a high priority.

Question No. 570 withdrawn.