Written Answers. - Public Geriatric Beds.

63.

asked the Minister for Health the number of public geriatric beds in each county for each 1,000 population.

The table below contains the information requested by the Deputy and refers to the year 1987:

Numbers of Public Geriatric Beds in Each County per 1,000 Population, 1987.

Number of beds

Rate per 1,000 pop.

Dublin

932

0.9

Kildare

295

2.5

Wicklow

262

2.8

Laois

312

5.9

Longford

192

6.1

Offaly

214

3.6

Westmeath

281

4.4

Limerick

540

3.3

Clare

421

4.6

Tipperary

600

4.4

Cavan

300

5.6

Louth

309

3.4

Meath

266

2.6

Monaghan

244

4.7

Donegal

487

3.8

Leitrim

208

7.7

Sligo

354

6.3

Waterford

325

3.6

Carlow

149

3.6

Kilkenny

215

2.9

Wexford

325

3.2

Cork

1,117

2.7

Kerry

452

3.6

Galway

566

3.2

Mayo

622

5.4

Roscommon

330

6.0

Totals

10,318

2.9

The figures above include all health board geriatric hospitals and homes and welfare homes as well as long stay district hospitals. Geriatric services funded under contract with voluntary approved and private nursing homes are not included in these statistics.