Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (678)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

678. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Health his views on whether increasing the size of the emergency department in University Hospital Limerick has led to extra admissions; if not, the reason for same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18645/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Emergency Department in University Hospital Limerick is one of the busiest in the country, with the number of patients attending growing year on year.

The decision to admit a patient is a clinical decision. Therefore, I have the asked the HSE to provide a reply to the Deputy directly on this matter.