Wednesday, 20 April 2005
Dáil Eireann Debate
160. Mr. Deenihan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children her views on the waiting time for orthodontic assessment and the waiting time for orthodontic treatment for persons in need of orthodontic assessment and treatment in Kerry; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12434/05]
179. Mr. Deenihan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the number of persons in Kerry awaiting orthodontic assessment; the number of persons in Kerry awaiting orthodontic treatment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [12441/05]
The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. This includes responsibility for orthodontic services. Accordingly, my Department has requested the chief officer for the executive’s southern area to investigate the matter raised and to reply directly to the Deputy.
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