Dáil Éireann - Volume 594 - 02 December, 2004
Written Answers. - Hospital Staff.
Mr. Deenihan Mr. Deenihan
19. Mr. Deenihan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children when a cardiologist will be appointed at Tralee General Hospital, County Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31840/04]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Ms Harney: Additional funding of €500,000 was allocated to the Southern Health Board under the cardiovascular health strategy in April this year. The funding has allowed the board to begin establishing a consultant-led cardiology service for patients in Kerry. I am advised by the Southern Health Board that interviews to fill a consultant cardiologist post by way of a sessional partnership between Bon Secours Hospital Tralee and Kerry General Hospital have taken place recently and it is expected that an appointment will be made shortly.
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