Thursday, 27 June 2019

Ceisteanna (157)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

157. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of abolishing charges for emergency departments and inpatient care, respectively. [27267/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

In 2018, €29.3 million was raised through the statutory inpatient charge in the Acute Hospitals, with a further €18.6 million was raised through the outpatient charge.

Therefore, it would cost approximately €47.9 million to abolish these charges.