Dáil Éireann - Volume 661 - 25 September, 2008
Written Answers. - Hospital Services.
Deputy Róisín Shortall Deputy Róisín Shortall
Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health and Children the situation regarding changes to blood testing services at the Mater Hospital; if the walk-in service has been discontinued; the reason for same; if her attention has been drawn to the negative effect these changes will have on waiting times for the service and to certain patient-types, such as patients with diabetes; and if she will seek a timetable from the hospital as to when the walk-in service will be fully reinstated. [31854/08]
Deputy Mary Harney Deputy Mary Harney
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.
Dáil Éireann 661 Written Answers. Hospital Services.