Written answers

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Department of Health

Hospital Beds Data

Photo of David CullinaneDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein)
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331. To ask the Minister for Health if he will increase bed capacity at University Hospital Waterford; if he is aware that the number of patients on trolleys at the hospital during the first six weeks of 2016 at 706 is up significantly on the number, 282, during the first six weeks in 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4892/16]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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With regard to the specific query raised by the Deputy, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.

Photo of David CullinaneDavid Cullinane (Waterford, Sinn Fein)
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332. To ask the Minister for Health the increases in hospital capacity including in capital funding, bed numbers, staffing and theatre space planned for University Hospital Waterford for 2016 and 2017 in tabular form. [4893/16]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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With regard to the detailed queries raised by the Deputy, as these are service matters, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. If you have not received a reply from the HSE within 15 working days please contact my Private Office and my officials will follow the matter up.

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