Written Answers. - Hospice Movement.

Brendan Smith

Question:

135 Mr. B. Smith asked the Minister for Health the direct funding that was provided by his Department in 1995 for the hospice movement; the projects that were assisted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1893/96]

Limerick East): The following hospice services were directly funded by my Department in 1995. Our Lady's Hospice, Harolds Cross: revenue funding, £6.040 million; capital funding, £0.095 million and St Francis Hospice, Raheny: home care/day care service, £0.075 million. Additional funding for hospice services is provided locally through the health boards.