Written Answers. - Hospital Admissions.

Bernard Allen

Question:

438 Mr. Allen asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of admissions to psychiatric hospitals in each health board area per 100,000 population. [23857/00]

Provisional figures for the 1999 Irish Psychiatric Services activities report, currently being pre pared by the health research board, indicate that the number of admissions to psychiatric hospitals and acute psychiatric units in general hospitals in each health board area in 1999 was as follows:

Number

Rates per 100,000population (aged 16and over)

Eastern Regional Health Authority
9,386
959.8
Midland Health Board
1,611
1,080.4
Mid-Western Health Board
2,003
853.2
North-Eastern Health Board
1,333
600.9
North-Western Health Board
1,597
1,032.9
South-Eastern Health Board
3,079
1,069.8
Southern Health Board
3,213
787.3
Western Health Board
2,725
1,044.9
Total
25,062
930.0
These figures represent a slight reduction on those reported in the Irish Psychiatric Services activities report for 1998 where the number of admissions was 25,165 and the rate per 100,000 population was 933.8.
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