Tuesday, 17 May 2005
Department of Health and Children
Services for People with Disabilities
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 matter referred to by the Deputy. Accordingly, my Department has requested the national director for primary, community and continuing care to investigate the matter raised and to reply directly to the Deputy.