Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (161, 164)

Stephen Donnelly

Question:

161. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of procedures the HSE has procured from private and independent hospitals to date in 2019; the amount spent by the HSE on procedures in private and independent hospitals to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52230/19]

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Stephen Donnelly

Question:

164. Deputy Stephen Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of outpatient appointments the HSE has procured from private and independent hospitals to date in 2019; the amount spent by the HSE on the appointments in private and independent hospitals to date in 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52233/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 161 and 164 together.

In relation to the particular queries raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.