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Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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916. To ask the Minister for Health the estimated cost of ceasing private activity in public hospitals in the event that lost revenue was replaced with public funding. [18091/20]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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In 2019 the HSE generated €515m from private practice in public hospitals.  However the Report of the Independent Review Group to examine the removal of private practice from public acute hospitals, published in August 2019,  sets out other factors critical to the successful removal of private practice from public hospitals to be considered, including the introduction of a Sláintecare consultant contract.

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