Saturday, April 23, 2005

GSLP/LIBS to quiz Government on Patient “Fund shortages"

Questions in the House

Opposition spokeswoman for Health Mari Montegriffo will be asking Government in the House of Assembly next Thursday to confirm that allowances for sponsored patients have been affected “due to a shortage of funds.”

For his part Education spokesman Steven Linares will tackle the question of juvenile delinquency and bullying.

Ms Montegriffo has tabled a number of questions relating to the St Bernard’s Hospital. She will ask Government to confirm whether patients requiring dialysis will be transported by St John’s Ambulance to the hospital once facilities are fully operational.

On the question of car parking, she wants Government to say when the parking spaces they acquired from the developer of Europlaza will be available for the public.

She will also raise the issue of “complaints” from patients that meals are arriving cold, and whether they intend to engage a private company to manage the production of meals being transported to the hospital from the old wine factory area.

Ms Montegriffo will also ask whether the new sports hall is now fully operational, and the estimated date of completion of the leisure centre promised in 1996.

In his capacity as Opposition spokesman for Culture, Steven Linares will ask Government to confirm whether the excavation works at the Theatre Royal have caused any damage to adjacent buildings and whether there have been any problems with the structure of the walls left at the site.

On the same subject, Mr Linares will ask Government whether they are in a position to publish the two reports commissioned to Theatre Projects Consultants.

Mr Linares has tabled a question asking how many incidents of bullying have been reported to headteachers in each school year since 2000/2001, and also what is the percentage of convictions versus acquittals in cases heard in the Juvenile Courts.

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