Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (495)

Barry Cowen


495. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health if an analysis has been carried out to assess the cost differential between a patient staying in an acute bed versus receiving home help hours; the average cost of keeping a person in an acute bed for a week; the cost per week of using home help hours; if the cost is less, the reason he is not increasing spending on home help while reducing spending on the acute side; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25562/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As this is a service matter I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.