Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (181)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

181. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated capital costs of providing 100 additional hospital beds; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27331/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

There is no one capital cost for providing additional hospital beds. The capital cost is dependent on the nature of the additional hospital bed (e.g. Day Case, In-Patient, Intensive/Critical Care), the clinical speciality and where the additional beds will be provided (e.g. within an existing hospital, as an extension to an existing hospital or through the development of a new hospital).