The Open Beds Report, published by my Department monthly, provides a summary of the average numbers of open inpatient beds and day beds/places in the acute hospital system based on data provided by the HSE. It can be found here:
According to provisional data received from the HSE Acute Business Information Unit, there were on average 10,985 inpatient beds and 2,235 day case beds/places available nationally in March 2019.
Information relating to closed beds is collated at a particular date in time. The number of beds closed can fluctuate greatly from day to day for a variety of reasons, including on-going refurbishment, maintenance work, and infection control measures.
In relation to the particular data requested, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.