Dáil Éireann - Volume 410 - 02 July, 1991

Written Answers. - Residential Care Funding.

188. Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Health the average cost to each health board of maintaining a person in long term residential hostel type accommodation for ex-psychiatric patients, geriatric and similar persons.

Minister for Health (Dr. O'Hanlon): The estimated average daily cost of maintaining a person in long term residential hostel accommodation in each health board is set down below:

Health Board

Unsupervised Hostel

Supervised Hostel

£

£

Eastern

10.00

24.50

Midland

9.55

21.08

Mid-Western

4.70

18.11

North-Eastern

4.61

20.83

North-Western

5.80

21.17

South-Eastern

2.67

21.79

Southern

6.20

19.09

Western

5.21

15.34

The cost varies by health board depending on the degree of dependency and the eligibility status of clients. Accordingly, it would be inappropriate to draw comparisons of relative efficiency on the basis of the data supplied.