Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (146)

Stephen Donnelly

Ceist:

146. Deputy Stephen S. Donnelly asked the Minister for Health the number of bed days lost through delayed discharges in 2018 for each public voluntary hospital in tabular form. [3433/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Ensuring that patients who are clinically fit to leave hospital but require supports such as a home care package, transitional care, or a nursing home bed without delay is a priority this winter. 

A major strength of the Winter Plan is the integrated nature of the plan and the involvement and ownership of management and staff in local hospitals and community health organisations in both the development and roll-out of the plan in the months ahead. A key component of the Winter Plan is the provision of an additional 550 home care packages over the winter period to help patients return home from hospital with the supports they need.

In relation to the Deputy's specific question, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly with the data requested.