Tuesday, 31 January 2006
Dáil Eireann Debate
226. Mr. Bruton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children if she has received the residential and non-acute care accreditation scheme from the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board; the action she will take regarding the proposed scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3053/06]
Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children (Ms Harney): My Department has had discussions with the Irish Health Services Accreditation Board about the development and operation of accreditation schemes for residential care and primary care services. The board intends to develop these schemes further in 2006.
227. Dr. Twomey asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the reason adequate resources are not given to the Health Service Executive to provide an appropriate out-of-hours CAT scanning service to the Health Service Executive south-east region where three of the four hospitals in the region do not have the service; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3075/06]
Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children (Ms Harney): The management and delivery of health and personal services are now the responsibility of the Health Service Executive. This includes responsibility for the provision of CAT scanning services at hospitals in the south east. Accordingly, my Department has requested the parliamentary affairs division of the executive to arrange to have this matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.
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