asked the Minister for Health the number of hospitals and health boards which are implementing the charges to consultants for use of public facilities for private patients.
Written Answers. - Public Hospital Facilities Charges.
Health boards and voluntary hospitals were advised by the Government's decision that consultants should make a contribution for the use of public hospital facilities in the treatment of private patients. I have discussed the question of the collection of this contribution with the Irish Medical Organisation recently and I am awaiting their response.