Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (359)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

361 Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Health the bed capacity of Naas General Hospital; the current number of beds available; the extent to which financial constraints are impacting on services at the hospital; the projected bed numbers required to serve the expanding population in County Kildare and the capacity at Naas General Hospital to meet this demand; the level of funding that would be required to overcome current limited bed spaces; the models the Health Service Executive use to estimate the additional extra costs that will be incurred by the Exchequer due to the current delays to patients access the hospital at this time; the way the current delays compare with similar delays over the past three years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35766/12]

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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. 362 answered with Question No. 313.