Dáil Éireann - Volume 500 - 10 February, 1999

Written Answers. - Health Board Funding.

155. Mr. Shatter asked the Minister for Health and Children if, further to Parliamentary Question No. 627 on 27 January 1999, he will provide a breakdown in respect of each health board of the specific funding allocated for each individual service in the context of the determination for each health board as notified for 1999. [3752/99]

Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Cowen): The specific overall funding allocated for each individual service by each health board is not available. The following tabular statement provides details for each of the eight health boards of the additional money provided for each service in 1999 in the letters of determination.

EHB

MHB

MWHB

NEHB

NWHB

SEHB

SHB

WHB

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

Acute Hospitals/New Units

1.970

1.300

2.950

1.580

1.300

1.550

1.490

4.490

Ambulance Services

1.380

0.810

0.870

0.810

0.960

0.970

0.970

0.970

Cancer Strategy

0.760

0.450

0.990

0.350

0.950

0.510

0.670

1.070

Accident & Emergency Services

0.550

0.350

Cardiovascular Strategy

0.030

0.200

0.200

0.300

Breast Screening Programme

2.950

Waiting List Initiative

0.870

0.820

0.750

0.860

0.950

0.850

1.370

Blood Service

1.090

0.300

0.590

0.570

0.380

0.860

1.880

1.360

Community Drug Schemes/Cash Allowances

7.360

0.710

1.600

1.080

1.100

1.280

1.410

0.500

GP Development Fund

0.650

0.220

0.270

0.380

0.200

0.690

0.630

0.290

Dental Services

1.640

0.290

0.630

0.430

0.460

0.490

0.510

0.850

Ophthalmic Service

0.330

0.130

0.100

0.150

0.120

0.180

0.240

0.200

Maternity & Infant Care Scheme

1.060

0.240

0.160

0.240

0.150

0.280

0.490

0.490

Primary Childhood Immunisation Programme

0.250

0.040

0.060

0.050

0.040

0.070

0.100

0.060

Family Planning & Pregnancy Counselling

0.380

0.090

0.080

0.080

0.050

0.100

0.140

0.090

HIV/AIDS Drugs Services

3.060

0.060

0.130

0.060

0.100

0.230

0.460

0.170

Food Controls (EU Directives)

0.930

0.190

0.240

0.240

0.190

0.260

0.380

0.320

Anti Tobacco Legislation

0.100

0.020

0.020

0.040

0.020

0.020

0.030

0.030

Health Screening for Asylum Seekers

0.220

0.030

0.060

Services for Older People

6.240

1.150

1.650

2.250

1.460

2.130

4.520

1.440

Mental Health Services

1.410

0.590

0.360

0.560

0.480

1.050

0.630

0.320

Services for the Mentally Handicapped

5.070

1.010

1.430

1.330

0.740

1.720

1.990

1.850

Services for People with Sensory & Physical Disability

3.150

0.390

0.540

0.730

0.500

0.790

1.250

0.970

Child Care Service

5.210

0.450

0.840

0.610

0.400

0.750

1.500

0.840

Women's Health

0.120

0.040

0.040

0.040

0.040

0.040

0.040

0.040

Violence Against Women

0.300

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.100

Travellers Health

0.270

0.090

0.100

0.080

0.050

0.080

0.110

0.120

Nurse Training

0.850

0.390

0.190

0.400

0.710

0.430

0.890

0.190

Clinicians in Management

0.150

0.400

0.120

0.100

0.100

0.100

0.130

0.150

Medical Indemnity

0.090

0.060

0.070

0.080

0.070

0.120

0.130

0.120

Risk Management

0.100

0.100

Health & Safety

0.400

0.260

0.260

0.410

0.270

0.180

0.300

0.250

Information Technology (Revenue Costs)

0.240

0.020

0.020

0.040

0.030

0.020

0.040

0.030

Library & Information Services

0.120

0.050

0.040

0.050

0.060

0.050

0.040

0.080

Freedom of Information Act

0.040

0.020

0.020

0.020

0.020

0.030

0.030

0.030

Health Promotion

0.150

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

0.050

[491] In some instances, this additional funding reflects the phased development of services. Particularly in the acute hospital sector the funding also reflects the location of national specialities and the planned development of regional services. Funding of £2.948 million is provided in 1999 for the national breast screening programme and this funding was channelled through the North Eastern Health Board. Services will be funded by this programme on a national basis. In relation to the Midland Health Board the £0.400 million provided under clinicians in management includes funding of £0.300 million for the office for health management based in Harcourt Street, Dublin 2.