Dáil Éireann - Volume 499 - 27 January, 1999

Written Answers. - Hospital Funding.

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]

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

Beaumont Hospital

Mater Misericordiae Hospital

St. Vincent's Hospital, Elm Park

Portiuncula Hospital

St. Luke's Hospital

Incorporated Orthopaedic Hospital, Clontarf.

[433] Service plans from the remaining agencies are still outstanding.

Table 1

Agency Name

1999 Original Determination of Expenditure

1998 Original Determination of Expenditure

£m

£m

St. James's

103.868

88.881

Beaumont

89.342

79.600

Mater

75.253

65.761

St. Vincent's Elm Park

63.982

56.086

Tallaght

64.690

53.659

St. Michael's

8.951

7.950

Royal Vic.

10.036

9.002

Mercy

22.478

17.662

Sth. Inf./Victoria

13.790

12.177

Portiuncula

14.671

13.295

St. John's

7.799

7.131

Coombe

17.197

15.626

Holles Street

17.455

15.272

Rotunda

17.896

16.069

Crumlin

35.666

31.835

Temple Street

24.094

21.023

St. Luke's/St. Anne's

14.681

13.881

Hume Street

1.521

1.410

Cappagh

10.426

9.399

Inc. Orthopaedic

2.100

1.921

National Rehab.Hosp

7.831

7.351

Hospice

8.075

7.276

Donnybrook

6.232

5.884

Dublin Dental

2.209

1.882

Cork Dental

0.751

0.694

C.R.C.

3.692

3.187

Leopardstown Park

2.641

2.414

N.R.B.

13.930

13.206

F.D.V.H.

3.893

3.700

Drug Treatment Centre

1.521

1.425

St. Vincent's Fairview

5.460

5.003

St. Mary's Baldoyle

1.682

1.547

Total

673.815

591.210