Written Answers - Accident and Emergency Services.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 648 No. 2

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  123.  Deputy Charles Flanagan  Information on Charles Flanagan  Zoom on Charles Flanagan   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   if it is expected that the new accident and emergency unit at Midland General Hospital, Portlaoise, which has been completed and ready for occupation, will be opened; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7461/08]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services was assigned to the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004 and funding for all health services has been provided as part of its overall vote. Therefore, the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the particular issue raised by the Deputy. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matter investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.


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