Tuesday, 11 March 1997
Dáil Éireann Debate
78. Mr. Foley asked the Minister for Health if he has satisfied himself that the staffing levels are adequate to meet the demand in Tralee General Hospital, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6674/97]
Minister for Health (Mr. Noonan,: Limerick East): The Southern Health Board is responsible for the management of services at Tralee General Hospital, County Kerry. The board has advised me that staffing levels in Tralee General Hospital are adequate to meet the demands placed on the hospital.
Additional resources have been made available by my Department over the past three years to develop further the services which the hospital provides to its catchment area. These developments have included the establishment of a satellite dialysis unit and an ENT service. During the current year resources have been made available which will provide for the establishment of a Department of Medicine for the elderly, a CT scanning service and for additional resources to be provided in the Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department.
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