Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Department of Health and Children
Question 481: To ask the Minister for Health and Children if she has been kept informed by the Health Service Executive of the outcome of an investigation into allegations of child abuse in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Cork; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38418/09]
Barry Andrews (Minister of State with special responsibility for Children and Young People, Department of Health and Children; Minister of State, Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform; Minister of State, Department of Education and Science; Dún Laoghaire, Fianna Fail)
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As the Deputy is aware the management and delivery of health and social services are the responsibility of the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Accordingly, the Department referred your correspondence to the Health Service Executive for attention and direct reply. The Department asked to be kept informed by the Health Service Executive of the outcome of their investigation and a copy of the response that issued to the family has since been received by my Office.