Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Dublin Maternity Hospitals.

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asked the Minister for Health the numbers of private, semi-private and general beds in (a) the Coombe and (b) the Rotunda maternity hospitals; and the number of cubic feet involved in respect of the three categories.

The information requested is given in the form of a tabular statement which, with your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to circulate with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

The numbers of private, semi-private and general beds and the number of cubic feet of space in each category are as follows:—

Coombe Hospital

Rotunda Hospital

Number of Beds

Cubic feet of space occupied

Number of Beds

Cubic feet of space occupied

Private Beds

14

15,778

16

22,087

Semi-Private

36

36,000

39

47,396

General

233

184,659

153

149,006

236,437

218,489

In each case the number of general beds includes 51 paediatric cots in small area cubicles.