Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Ceisteanna (443)

Louise O'Reilly


443. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the number of times a black escalation was invoked in each of the years 2011 to 2018 and to date 2019, by hospital in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16589/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The HSE National Escalation Framework consists of a tiered and incremental suite of actions to be adapted and implemented in hospitals with an ED during times when such hospitals are challenged in matching capacity and demand for acute inpatient care.   

In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.

Question No. 444 answered with Question No. 434.
Question No. 445 answered with Question No. 350.