Thursday, 12 February 2004

Ceisteanna (160)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

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.