Written answers

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Department of Health

Patient Transport Expenditure

Photo of John McGuinnessJohn McGuinness (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fianna Fail)
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333. To ask the Minister for Health the cost of private transport, that is, taxi and bus services, used in County Kilkenny to transport hospital patients to and from Dublin; the individual companies or businesses being used to provide such a service; the date of the last procurement process relative to this service; the criteria used to qualify patients for this service; if he will indicate who is the decision maker; his views on difficulties experienced in contacting the patient transfer section in County Wexford; and his further views on concerns that the telephone system is not being answered in an efficient way. [47070/14]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.


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