Written answers

Thursday, 17 February 2005

Department of Health and Children

Hospitals Building Programme

5:00 pm

Seán Ryan (Dublin North, Labour)
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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]

Photo of Mary HarneyMary Harney (Tánaiste; Minister, Department of Health and Children; Dublin Mid West, Progressive Democrats)
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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.

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