149. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health if there is a levy (details supplied) on overnight hospital bed stays; if so, the reason the levy exists; the cost in this regard; the persons who are exempt from the levy; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19343/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Hospital Charges)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The Health Act 1970 (as amended) provides that all persons ordinarily resident in the country are, subject to certain charges, eligible for public in-patient hospital services. As provided for by the Health (Amendment) Act 2013, the current public hospital statutory in-patient charge for public in-patient and day-case services is €80 per day, subject to a maximum of €800 in any period of twelve consecutive months. 
This nominal charge represents a contr...

567. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the cost to the State of a hospital bed per night in a public hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 4224/17 asked on 31 Jan 2017 - Hospital Charges)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly.
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148. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the amount of money the HSE has received for the past three years through the use of public hospital beds for persons with private health insurance under the Health (Amendment) Act 2013, by month, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3602/17 asked on 26 Jan 2017 - Hospital Charges)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 148 and 149 together.
Under the Health (Amendment) Act 2013, patients who opt for private treatment in a public hospital are charged according to the service provided, whether that be treatment on a day basis or overnight and whether the stay is in a single or multiple occupancy room.
In relation to the particular queries raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. 
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149. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health the number of patients that hold private health insurance and that received a bed in a public hospital for each month for the past three years, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 3603/17 asked on 26 Jan 2017 - Hospital Charges)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): I propose to take Questions Nos. 148 and 149 together.
Under the Health (Amendment) Act 2013, patients who opt for private treatment in a public hospital are charged according to the service provided, whether that be treatment on a day basis or overnight and whether the stay is in a single or multiple occupancy room.
In relation to the particular queries raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly. 
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