Dáil Éireann - Volume 654 - 15 May, 2008

Written Answers. - Hospital Staff.

Deputy Jimmy Deenihan asked the Minister for Health and Children when the post of consultant geriatrician will be advertised for Kerry General Hospital; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19182/08]

  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 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.