Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1087, 1089)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

1087. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of delayed discharges in each public and voluntary hospital at the end of July 2019, in tabular form. [35890/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Question:

1089. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of delayed discharges at the end of August 2019 in each public and voluntary hospital, in tabular form. [35892/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1087 and 1089 together.

According to the information provided by the HSE's Acute Business Information Unit (Acute BIU), the national average number of delayed discharges for the month of July 2019 was 672. For August 2019, the national average number of delayed discharges was 734, which represents an increase of 9.2% on the previous month.

The Department does not have the level of detail required by the Deputy. As this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.