Written Answers. - Hospitals Building Programme.

Wednesday, 6 November 2002

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 556 No. 4

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  187.  Ms McManus  Information on Liz McManus  Zoom on Liz McManus   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin   when the refurbishment and extension to the Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles, County Tipperary, is to begin; the funding allocated for this project; and the completion date of same. [20771/02]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin  The provision of health services in Thurles is a matter for the Mid-Western Health Board. The board has identified the replacement of the Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles, as a priority project for funding under the national development plan. Stages 4 and 5 of the planning process have now been completed.

  188.  Mr. J. Higgins  Information on Joe Higgins  Zoom on Joe Higgins   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin   if he will authorise funding for a permanent full-time children's ear and throat consultant for Tallaght hospital in January 2003. [20772/02]

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  189.  Mr. J. Higgins  Information on Joe Higgins  Zoom on Joe Higgins   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin   if his attention has been drawn to the situation whereby children with hearing problems, after waiting 11 months in some cases to see a children's ear and throat consultant at Tallaght hospital, have had their appointments cancelled due to the fact that there has been no children's ear and throat consultant at the hospital for the past three months and that the consultant employed on a temporary part-time basis has a huge backlog of patients; and the measures he intends to take to ensure all such children who have been waiting to see a consultant will be seen promptly. [20773/02]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): Information on Micheál Martin  Zoom on Micheál Martin  I propose to take Questions Nos. 188 and 189 together.

Responsibility for the funding of services at Tallaght Hospital rests with the Eastern Regional Health Authority. My Department has therefore asked the regional chief executive officer of the authority to investigate the matter raised by the Deputy and to reply to him directly.


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