Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (157)

Louise O'Reilly


157. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of abolishing charges for emergency departments and inpatient care, respectively. [27267/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

In 2018, €29.3 million was raised through the statutory inpatient charge in the Acute Hospitals, with a further €18.6 million was raised through the outpatient charge.

Therefore, it would cost approximately €47.9 million to abolish these charges.