Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (746)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

750 Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the cost to the Health Service Executive due to patients whose transfer to nursing homes is delayed due to lack of beds and who catch MRSA or similar infections in the acute or general hospitals around the country; and the steps he has taken in the past six months to alleviate the backlog and to free up beds for patients recovering from surgery. [34502/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

As this is a service matter, it has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply.

Question No. 751 answered with Question No. 727.