Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Questions (641)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

641. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the extent to which hospice beds are available to patients throughout north Kildare; the extent to which this number is sufficient to meet requirements; if he or his Department has received any submissions in this regard requesting extra bed accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30835/13]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the issues raised relate to service matters, the question has been referred to the Health Service Executive for direct reply. This Department has not received any recent submissions regarding hospice beds in North Kildare.