Written Answers. - Accident and Emergency Services.

Paul McGrath

Question:

257 Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of people admitted to the accident and emergency departments in the Eastern Regional Health Authority Area as a result of street violence, per hospital in the years 2000, 2001 and 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3807/03]

Paul McGrath

Question:

258 Mr. P. McGrath asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of people admitted to accident and emergency departments in the Eastern Regional Health Board Authority Area, as a result of alcohol consumption, per hospital in the years 2000, 2001 and 2002; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3808/03]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 257 and 258 together.

The figures requested by the Deputy are not routinely collected by my Department. Therefore, my Department has asked the regional chief executive of the Eastern Regional Health Authority to collate the information requested by the Deputy and to reply to him directly.