Dáil Éireann - Volume 499 - 27 January, 1999
Written Answers. - Hospital Funding.
Mr. Shatter Mr. Shatter
606. Mr. Shatter asked the Minister for Health and Children the funding allocation made by him to each hospital for 1999 as detailed in letters of determination issued; the specific purposes and services for which funding has been allocated in the context of each allocation; the hospitals from which a service plan for 1999 has been received; the hospitals which have yet to submit a service plan; and the comparable funding provided for 1998. [1988/99]
Mr. Cowen Mr. Cowen
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Cowen): The information requested by the Deputy with regard to the 1999 determinations and the comparable 1998 figure is shown on the following table.
Funding is allocated to cover both pay and non-pay expenditure, and is based on the approved level of 1998 expenditure. Additional funding in respect of pay awards, service developments, waiting list initiative, new units, breast screening, cardiovascular strategy, accident and emergency, cancer strategy, hepatitis C, haemovigilance, nurse education/training, dental services, clinicians in management, health and safety, medical indemnity and inflation forms part of the 1999 determinations.
The specific allocation of base funding between specialities and/or services is a matter for the board of management to decide, within the confines of an agreed service plan. Details as to the projected activity, in the various specialities are furnished to the Department as an integral part of the hospitals' service plan. To date, plans have been received from the following hospitals:–
St. James's Hospital
Mater Misericordiae Hospital
St. Vincent's Hospital, Elm Park
St. Luke's Hospital
Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital, Clontarf.
 Service plans from the remaining agencies are still outstanding.
Dáil Éireann 499 Written Answers. Hospital Funding.