Written Answers. - Orthopaedic Services.

Batt O'Keeffe

Question:

642 Mr. B. O'Keeffe asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of orthopaedic operations carried out in each of the acute hospitals; the number of consultants in these hospitals involved in such procedures; the number of private procedures carried out in each of the hospitals; and the number of procedures on public patients. [20476/00]

The table below shows the number orthopaedic procedures performed nationwide in 1999. With regard to the number of consultants involved in these procedures, my Department is endeavouring to compile this information and will reply directly to the Deputy.

The Deputy should note that the figures for orthopaedic procedures are obtained from the Department's hospital in-patient enquiry, HIPE, system and includes all orthopaedic procedures, including hip and knee replacements.

Number of public and private Orthopaedic Operations performed nationally in 1999

Hospital

Number of Orthopaedic Procedures

Public Procedures

Private Procedures

Crumlin

717

488

229

St. Columcilles

47

41

6

Naas

3

3

0

Mater

1,512

1,172

340

St.Vincent's

1,448

1,207

241

Peamont

1

1

0

Cappagh

1,939

1,932

7

Temple Street

620

435

185

St Luke's Rathgar

1

1

0

St. James's

2,154

1,612

542

James Connolly

635

535

100

St Micheal's Dun L

209

114

95

Eye and Ear

6

2

4

NMRC Rochestown

1

1

0

Beaumont

1,533

1,068

465

Hospital

Number of Orthopaedic Procedures

Public Procedures

Private Procedures

Coombe

8

4

4

Rotunda

1

0

1

NMH Holles St.

8

6

2

Tallaght

2,439

1,764

675

Ardkeen

2,811

1,874

937

St Luke's Kilkenny

55

49

6

Cashel

35

24

11

Wexford General

34

28

6

Kilkreene, Kilkenny

646

415

231

St. Joseph's Clonmel

0

0

0

Mercy

64

47

17

S. Infirmary

20

13

7

Mallow

28

17

11

St. Mary'sOrthopaedic Cork

1,581

868

713

Cork Regional

2,571

1,993

578

Tralee

819

677

142

Limerick

1,020

711

309

Croom

1,410

608

802

St. John's Limerick

47

23

24

Ennis

28

24

4

Nenagh

14

10

4

Roscommon

11

8

3

Portiuncula

33

23

10

U.C.H Galway

318

234

84

Castlebar

42

32

10

Merlin Park

2,481

1,875

606

Tullamore

1,577

1,164

413

Mullingar

56

49

7

Portlaoise

14

13

1

Letterkenny

941

677

264

Sligo

1,043

758

285

Lourdes Drogheda

700

476

224

Cavan

42

38

4

Dundalk

27

23

4

Monaghan

10

9

1

Navan

1,334

907

427

Totals

33,094

24,053

9,041