Dáil Éireann - Volume 467 - 25 June, 1996

Written Answers. - Hospital Costs.

117. Mr. Leonard asked the Minister for Health the average patient cost per [1032] day in acute hospitals in each health board area. [13629/96]

Minister for Health (Mr. Noonan, Limerick East): My Department is continuing the development of detailed mechanisms for attributing acute hospital costs to the different elements of a hospital's activity. At present, this information is available for 26 of the biggest hospitals, and the average in-patient cost per bed-day has been extracted from the cost and activity information supplied by those hospitals and is set out for 1994 in Table 1. These figures exclude costs and activity attributable to day-cases, out-patient services, long-stay cases, dialysis, obstetrics and psychiatry. They do not take account of capital costs. It should be noted that there are many factors which affect in-patient cost per bed-day and these include, in particular, case mix workload and teaching obligations.

Average in-patient cost per bed day for 26 acute hospitals

1994

Eastern Health Board

£

Adelaide Hospital

233

Beaumont Hospital

214

Mater Hospital

228

James Connolly Memorial Hospital

150

St. James's Hospital

229

St. Vincent's Hospital

217

Meath Hospital

195

Midland Health Board

Portlaoise General Hospital

171

Longford-Westmeath General

140

Tullamore General Hospital

148

Mid-Western Health Board

Limerick Regional Hospital

166

North-Eastern Health Board

Navan Hospital

152

Monaghan General Hospital

166

Louth County Hospital

131

Cavan General Hospital

159

Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda

153

North-Western Health Board

Letterkenny General Hospital

159

Sligo General Hospital

180

South-Eastern Health Board

Waterford Regional Hospital

177

[1033]Southern Health Board

Tralee General Hospital

167

Cork University Hospital

257

South Infirmary/Victoria Hospital

151

Mercy Hospital, Cork

177

Western Health Board

Mayo General Hospital

158

University College Hospital, Galway

196

Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe

150