Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 29 April, 2008

Written Answers. - Health Services.

Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health and Children if she is satisfied that the network of health centres here could be further utilised in the delivery of primary or community care; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16674/08]

Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health and Children the plans she or the Health Service Executive have to enhance or upgrade the network of health centres throughout County Kildare with the objective of improving the extent of community or primary health care; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16685/08]

  Deputy Mary Harney: I propose to take Questions Nos. 229 and 238 together.

The provision of the appropriate infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of primary care services is the responsibility of the Health Service Executive.

My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matters raised by the Deputy investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.