Dáil Éireann - Volume 567 - 21 May, 2003
Written Answers. - Treatment Purchase Fund.
Dr. Upton Dr. Upton
214. Dr. Upton asked the Minister for Health and Children the number of patients treated under the national treatment purchase fund to date; the total amount spent on treating patients; the way in which money is spent under this scheme, for example, on hospital stay, medical costs and transport costs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13952/03]
Mr. Martin Mr. Martin
Minister for Health and Children (Mr. Martin): To date, some 4,200 patients have received treatment under the national treatment purchase fund. The other information requested by the Deputy is not immediately available in the Department. My Department has therefore asked the chief executive of the national treatment purchase fund to communicate directly with the Deputy in the matter.
Dáil Éireann 567 Written Answers. Treatment Purchase Fund.