Dáil Éireann - Volume 648 - 26 February, 2008
Written Answers. - Accident and Emergency Services.
Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh
Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaighasked the Minister for Health and Children if, in view of the ongoing difficulties being experienced in accident and emergency wards here, particularly in some Dublin hospitals by drunken and intoxicated patients, a review is at present being carried out by her Department or the Health Service Executive to prevent the verbal and physical intimidation of other patients, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, and other medical and staff in the hospital system. [7894/08]
Deputy Mary Harney Deputy Mary Harney
 Deputy Mary Harney: Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services was assigned to the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004 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 issue 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.
Dáil Éireann 648 Written Answers. Accident and Emergency Services.