Dáil Éireann - Volume 350 - 15 May, 1984

Written Answers. - Dental Service.

588. Dr. O'Hanlon asked the Minister for Health the amount of money allocated by each health board for the public dental service and the ad hoc dental service.

[888] Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond): The amount of money allocated by each health board for the public dental service and the ad hoc dental service in 1984 is as follows:

Health Board

Public Dental Service

Ad Hoc Dental Service

£

£

Eastern

2,741,000

267,000

Midland

398,000

190,300

Mid-Western

1,142,000

230,000

North-Eastern

729,100

120,000

North-Western

620,000

320,000

South-Eastern

813,000

320,000

Southern

1,400,000

Nil

Western

1,112,000

88,000

589. Dr. O'Hanlon asked the Minister for Health the number of persons seen for a first dental appointment in each community care area in the last three years.

Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond): The information requested is not available in my Department but it might be obtained by the Deputy if he were to make contact with the chief executive officers of the health boards, who hold statutory responsibility for the provision of services.

590. Dr. O'Hanlon asked the Minister for Health the number of persons on the waiting list for dental appointments in each community care area.

Minister for Health (Mr. B. Desmond): The numbers at present on the waiting lists for dental appointments in each community care area of the health boards are as follows:

Number of Persons on Waiting List

Eastern Health Board

Dublin — CC Area 1

Dublin — CC Area 2

Dublin — CC Area 3

Dublin — CC Area 4

6,500

Dublin — CC Area 5

Dublin — CC Area 6

Dublin — CC Area 7

Dublin — CC Area 8

Kildare

500

[889]Wicklow

400

Midland Health Board

Laois/Offaly

Nil

Longford/Westmeath

Nil

Mid-Western Health Board

Clare

1,330

Limerick

3,584

Tipperary N.R.

1,613

North-Western Health Board

Donegal

6,729

Sligo/Leitrim

2,407

South-Eastern Health Board

Carlow/Kilkenny

8,215

Tipperary S.R.

1,515

Waterford

1,020

Wexford

2,279

Southern Health Board

North Lee

1,541

South Lee

3,884

North Cork

1,464

West Cork

768

Kerry

858

Western Health Board

Galway

6,846

Mayo

6,117

Roscommon

3,435

North-Eastern Health Board

Cavan/Monaghan

1,107

Louth

800

Meath

1,823

These figures are not necessarily comparable since the basis of compiling waiting lists may vary between health boards.