Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (369)

Louise O'Reilly


369. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of outpatient appointments outsourced to the private sector under the NTPF in 2019; the number of these patients that had full treatment in the private sector; and the number back in the public system for outpatient treatment in tabular form. [39576/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF) advise that in 2019 it placed a particular focus on engaging with hospital groups and individual hospitals to identify outpatient waiting list proposals. The NTPF has further advised that to date in 2019, all of the outpatient appointments it has funded are in Public Hospitals under insourcing initiatives arranged directly with the hospital concerned.