Dáil Éireann - Volume 615 - 21 February, 2006

Written Answers. - Hospital Services.

  247. Mr. Bruton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the estimate of the accident and emergency attendances, in-patient admissions and the number of day cases in 2005; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6663/06]

  Ms Harney: The information sought by the Deputy is set out in the following table.

Acute Hospital Summary Activity Data, 2005

Number

A&E Attendances

1,247,192

In-Patient Admissions

569,851

Day Cases

505,588

Note: All figures are provisional.

Source: Integrated Management Returns (IMRs) Dept of Health & Children.

  248. Mr. Bruton asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the number of inpatient beds and hospital day beds in publicly funded hospitals at year end 2005. [6664/06]

  Ms Harney: I refer the Deputy to the Health Services Executive’s National Service Plan 2006 that has been laid before the Houses of the Oireachtas, which states that there are 53 public acute hospitals with a total of 13,771 beds — inpatient and day places — in October 2005.