Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (684)

Michelle Mulherin

Question:

684. Deputy Michelle Mulherin asked the Minister for Health the funding from the Special Delivery Unit that has been allocated to County Mayo to date; the details of such funding; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8218/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Special Delivery Unit has supported funding for two initiatives in Mayo General Hospital. The Hospital received €300,000 in 2012 to support the enhancement and development of their Acute Medical Assessment Unit. More recently, in January 2013, the SDU supported an application for funding to assist in supporting their escalation measures to address trolley waits for the first two months of the year when there is heightened pressure and demand on Emergency Departments. This funding of €105,000 is to be released to the Hospital through the normal HSE finance processes.

Question No. 685 answered with Question No. 649.