Dáil Éireann - Volume 657 - 18 June, 2008

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Deputy Mary Upton asked the Minister for Health and Children the reason children suffering from cystic fibrosis and who are patients in Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin are moved from the dedicated CF wards at weekends; if she is satisfied that the dedicated nursing expertise required by CF patients is available in the wards to which the children are moved; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23899/08]

  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 issues 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.