Dáil Éireann - Volume 603 - 31 May, 2005
Written Answers. - Health Services.
Mr. Lowry Mr. Lowry
 172. Mr. Lowry asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children if, since her appointment her attention has been drawn to the problems outlined in correspondence details supplied; her views on the matters raised; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18232/05]
Mr. T. O’Malley Mr. T. O’Malley
Mr. T. O’Malley: As the Deputy may be aware, the Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. This includes responsibility for the matter referred to by the Deputy. Accordingly, my Department has requested the chief officer for the executive’s mid-western area to investigate the matter raised and to reply directly to the Deputy.
Dáil Éireann 603 Written Answers. Health Services.