Written Answers - Health Services.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 649 No. 1

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  302.  Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the reason addiction services in the Aisling Clinic, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10, have reduced medical staff, despite a six month waiting list for heroin addicts trying to access the services. [9212/08]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. 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.

  303.  Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh  Information on Aengus O Snodaigh  Zoom on Aengus O Snodaigh   asked the Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the reason there is a waiting list of over six months in the Ballyfermot for addicts seeking to go on a stabilisation methadone programme to help address their addiction; and the way this list compares with waiting lists for methadone in other areas of Dublin. [9213/08]

Minister for Health and Children (Deputy Mary Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  The Deputy’s question relates to the management and delivery of health and personal social services, which are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. 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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