Dáil Éireann - Volume 595 - 15 December, 2004

Written Answers. - Ambulance Service.

  109. Mr. Ring asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children when an application for capital and revenue funding for a project (details supplied) in County Mayo was submitted by the Western Health Board; when approval will be granted to this project; when the necessary funding will be made available; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33653/04]

  Ms Harney: Responsibility for the provision of ambulance services in County Mayo rests with the Western Health Board. My Department received a proposal from the board in March 2004, which outlined the capital project requirements of all the care programmes in the western region, including the ambulance service. The provision of a number of additional ambulance stations, including an ambulance station at Achill was included in this submission. This proposal will fall for consideration by the Health Services Executive in the context of the Health Capital Investment Framework 2005-2009.