Dáil Éireann - Volume 686 - 30 June, 2009

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Health and Children if her attention has been drawn to the fact that cystic fibrosis patients at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, remain on crowded wards and are therefore at risk of potentially fatal infection, and that, despite this situation, St. Vincent’s is closing a ward used by CF patients on 1 July 2009 in order to save money; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26120/09]

  Deputy Mary Harney: As this is a service matter it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.