Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1932)

Alan Kelly


1932. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the number of inpatient hospital beds available in each acute hospital as of 18 July 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34370/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As set out in the Sláintecare Action Plan 2019, the Department of Health is committed to fostering the support of citizens and stakeholders in the Sláintecare reform process, consulting them about its delivery, and informing them about progress through engagement and open reporting. In line with this commitment, my Department publishes an Open Beds Report on its website each month, which provides the latest figures received from the HSE for the numbers of inpatient beds and day case beds/places.

According to provisional data provided by the HSE Acute Business Information Unit, there were an average of 10,961 inpatient beds and 2,247 day case beds/places available nationally between January and June 2019.

In relation to the particular data requested, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.