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Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cost of Health Services.

Tuesday, 8 February 1966

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 220 No. 7

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65.

Mr. L'Estrange: Information on Gerald L'Estrange Zoom on Gerald L'Estrange asked the Minister for Health if he will state in respect of each health authority area the cost per head of population of (a) the free general practice medical health service, and (b) the total medical health services.

Minister for Health (Mr. O'Malley): Information on Donogh O'Malley Zoom on Donogh O'Malley With your permission, a Cheann Comhairle, I propose to circulate with the Official Report a table giving the required information.

Following is the table:—

Health Authority Estimated cost per head of local population in 1964/65 of—
(a) (b)
General Medical* Services Total Medical Services
s. d. £ s. d.
Carlow 17 2 9 0 4
Cavan 18 10 10 1 7
Clare 20 8 9 13 9
Cork 16 6 9 7 5
Donegal 13 1 7 1 2
Dublin 11 10 9 8 6
[973]Galway 18 1 10 9 11
Kerry 14 0 8 5 0
Kildare 17 6 8 16 9
Kilkenny 17 11 9 16 7
Laoighis 18 0 9 7 7
Leitrim 15 11 9 10 5
Limerick 21 9 9 11 6
Longford 17 8 11 1 5
Louth 12 6 9 2 3
Mayo 13 10 8 4 10
Meath 23 8 91 7 6
Monaghan 15 0 9 11 4
Offaly 15 7 8 8 5
Roscommon 17 11 10 4 5
Sligo 17 6 9 10 4
Tipperary NR 19 6 8 14 0
Tipperary SR 18 1 9 3 10
Waterford 20 3 11 9 5
Westmeath 20 4 10 3 1
Wexford 18 6 8 8 9
Wicklow 19 7 9 6 8

*The term medical health services as used in the question has been interpreted as embracing what are normally described as health services but excluding maintenance and disability allowances and maternity cash grants which are social rather than medical.


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