Dáil Éireann - Volume 602 - 19 May, 2005
Written Answers. - General Practitioner Co-operatives.
Mr. McGuinness Mr. McGuinness
88. Mr. McGuinness asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the funding being allocated for out of hours general practitioner services in 2005. [16870/05]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Ms Harney: In 2005, €31.98 million has been allocated to the Health Service Executive for out of hours co-operatives, which includes €5.6 million additional funding. These figures do not include the fees of the participating doctors.
All areas of the Health Service Executive have developed out of hours co-operatives and services which now provide coverage in part of all of the 26 counties. Decisions on the geographical areas to be covered by co-operatives and any developments or expansions are for each area of the Health Service Executive to make, having regard to the service needs and the strategic, financial and other issues involved.
Dáil Éireann 602 Written Answers. General Practitioner Co-operatives.