Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1102)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

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.