Dáil Éireann - Volume 661 - 24 September, 2008
Written Answers. - Care of the Elderly.
Deputy Joanna Tuffy Deputy Joanna Tuffy
Deputy Joanna Tuffy asked the Minister for Health and Children the annual expenditure by her Department and appropriate bodies in providing new beds in public nursing homes for each of the years 2002 to 2007 and to date in 2008; if this information will be provided in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30881/08]
Deputy Máire Hoctor Deputy Máire Hoctor
Deputy Máire Hoctor: 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. Therefore, the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the particular matter raised by the Deputy. The 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 661 Written Answers. Care of the Elderly.