Written answers

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Department of Health and Children

Hospital Services

10:00 am

Photo of Ulick BurkeUlick Burke (Galway East, Fine Gael)
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Question 266: To ask the Minister for Health and Children her views on whether it is necessary for the accident and emergency services at University College Hospital Galway to request and record on a recurring basis all details of patients who are being repeatedly admitted to the hospital, particularly where cancer patients are receiving on going treatment on a regular basis; her views on the need for this repetitive recording of patients who are known to the staff on duty; if her attention has been drawn to the distress caused by such practice. [28168/10]

Photo of Mary HarneyMary Harney (Minister, Department of Health and Children; Dublin Mid West, Independent)
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As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the HSE for direct reply.


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