Thursday, 12 February 2004

Ceisteanna (160)

Brendan Smith


160 Mr. B. Smith asked the Minister for Health and Children the funding provided to the North Eastern Health Board in the initial allocation for 2003; if additional funding was provided during the year and the total spend by the board during 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4502/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

The 2003 original allocation for the NEHB is €483.079 million. Additional funding of €43.195 million was provided during the year giving a 2003 revised allocation of €526.274 million. The additional funding covered items such as parallel benchmarking, an intellectual disability award, miscellaneous service adjustments, including a nursing degree programme and non-pay technical adjustments.

The board's 2003 provisional outturn is €520.333 million. The final figures for 2003 will not be available until the annual financial statements have been prepared and submitted for audit by 1 April.