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Hospital Services.

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 8 February 2005

Tuesday, 8 February 2005

Ceisteanna (179, 180, 181)

Michael Ring

Ceist:

188 Mr. Ring asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the number of beds which are vacant in the orthopaedic units of Mayo General Hospital and Merlin Park Hospital, Galway; if there are vacant beds in these units; the reason for same when there is such a crisis in the State’s hospitals; and the number of persons who are on the waiting lists for orthopaedic treatments in both hospitals. [3439/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health)

The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act, the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver, or arrange to be delivered on its behalf, health and personal social services. This includes responsibility for Mayo General Hospital and Merlin Park Hospital, Galway. Accordingly, my Department has requested the chief officer for the executive's western area to investigate the issues raised and to reply directly to the Deputy.

Liam Twomey

Ceist:

189 Dr. Twomey asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the number of persons treated as public and private patients in each acute hospital between 2002 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3440/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Liam Twomey

Ceist:

190 Dr. Twomey asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the percentage of beds in each acute hospital used for public and private patients between 2002 and 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3441/05]

Amharc ar fhreagra

I propose to take Questions Nos. 189 and 190 together.

The information requested is being collated by my Department and will be forwarded to the Deputy directly.

Question No. 191 answered with QuestionNo. 179.
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