Written answers

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

9:00 pm

Photo of Mary Lou McDonaldMary Lou McDonald (Dublin Central, Sinn Fein)
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Question 698: To ask the Minister for Health the reason a person (details supplied) has been told by the Health Service Executive in Swords, County Dublin, that they must wait 14 to 16 months for an appointment with a speech and language therapist appointment and 12 months for a hearing test for their three and half year old child; his views on such lengthy waiting times for a public patient with a medical card who is reliant on the public health system. [8009/12]

Photo of Kathleen LynchKathleen Lynch (Cork North Central, Labour)
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As the Deputy’s question relates to service matters, I have arranged for this question to be transferred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry South, Fine Gael)
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Question 699: To ask the Minister for Health if he can assist with a transfer request by a health professional (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8016/12]

Photo of James ReillyJames Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
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As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for attention and direct reply to the Deputy.

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