Tuesday, 12 November 2002
Adjournment Matters. - Hospital Services.
Ivor Callely (Minister of State, Department of Health and Children; Dublin North Central, Fianna Fail)
I note the Senator's concern that there will be a minimum wait in excess of two years. If that is so, she should please let me know because that is not my understanding. The service provider in the area is the Mid-Western Health Board which has provided us with this information. I have been advised that there is rapid access to a consultant surgeon. If that is not the position, the Senator should write a note to me and I will be happy to revert to her positively about it. The delay should not be two years. I will not preside over such a delay.