Dáil Éireann - Volume 586 - 27 May, 2004

Written Answers - Hospital Accommodation.

  165. Ms Shortall asked the Minister for Health and Children the information at his Department’s disposal on the numbers of vacant beds in public and private long-stay nursing homes; if such information has been updated since a review of the nursing home subvention scheme report; and [1078] if so, if he will provide the information. [16111/04]

  Mr. Callely: My Department does not routinely collect the information requested. It collects information on public and private long-stay beds annually as part of a long-stay statistics survey. A copy of the latest report shall be forwarded to the Deputy.