Dáil Éireann - Volume 592 - 17 November, 2004
Written Answers. - Community Care.
Mr. Stagg Mr. Stagg
175. Mr. Stagg asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children if the full complement of beds are in use at the Maynooth community care unit; if not, the number in use; the reason for the delay in bringing the unit to full capacity; and if  she will make a statement on the matter. [29303/04]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Ms Harney: As the Deputy will be aware, the provision of health services in the Kildare area is a matter for the South Western Area Health Board acting under the aegis of the Eastern Regional Health Authority in the first instance. The authority has advised my Department that following recruitment of staff, an additional six beds have been opened at the Maynooth community nursing unit giving a current total bed complement of 36 beds currently in use. The authority has further advised that the process for recruiting additional nurses is still underway, that additional beds will be opened at the unit as soon as sufficient staff are in place and that there will be a total bed complement of 44 beds when all the additional staff have been recruited.
Dáil Éireann 592 Written Answers. Community Care.