Dáil Éireann - Volume 401 - 11 July, 1990

Written Answers. - Hospital Admissions.

33. Mr. McGahon asked the Minister for Health if he will outline the hospital in the North Eastern Health Board region which has had the highest number of medical, surgical and other admissions in the last five years; and the comparative figures for each hospital in the health board area, in that period.

Minister for Health (Dr. O'Hanlon): The acute hospital in the North-Eastern health board region which has had the highest number of admissions in each of the last five years is Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda. Data on admissions for each acute hospital in the region for 1985 to 1989 is set out in the table below.

Admissions to Acute Hospitals, North-Eastern Health Board Region, 1985 to 1989

1985

1986

1987

1988

1989

Cavan County Hospital

5,043

4,929

4,569

4,769

4,777

Drogheda Cottage Hospital

988

847

818

388*

Dundalk County Hospital

6,223

6,225

6,204

5,781

5,850

Monaghan County Hospital

5,514

5,472

5,190

5,119

5,444

Navan County Hospital

6,601

6,848

6,557

6,943

7,098

Our Lady of Lourdes, Drogheda

12,842

13,180

12,833

13,917

16,252

*Drogheda Cottage Hospital closed in June 1988.