Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 26 September, 2007

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health and Children if the Health Service Executive use laboratories in private hospitals; and the number of these that hold full accreditation. [21138/07]

  Deputy Mary Harney:Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services is a matter for the Health Service Executive and funding for all health services has been provided as part of its overall vote. Therefore, the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the particular question raised by the Deputy. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.