Thursday, 17 February 2005
Department of Health and Children
Hospitals Building Programme
Question 46: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the reason no provision has been made for the inclusion of an ambulance bay in the new building at a hospital (details supplied) in County Tipperary. [5441/05]
The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. This includes responsibility for the provision of ambulance services. Accordingly, my Department has requested the chief officer for the executive's mid-western area to investigate the matter raised and to reply directly to the Deputy.