Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1102)

Louise O'Reilly


1102. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of beds and wards in each public and voluntary acute hospital that were closed on 1 July 2019, in tabular form. [31724/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

According to provisional data provided by the HSE Acute Business Information Unit, there were on average 10,961 inpatient beds and 2,247 day case beds/places available nationally between January and June 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.