Mr. E. Byrne
Minister for Health
the number of medical, surgical and day care patients treated at Mallow General Hospital, County Cork, in each of the years 1993 and 1994; the number admitted as private patients in each of those categories in each of the years 1993 and 1994; and the number in each category admitted from outside the north Cork health district in each of the years 1993 and 1994.
Minister for Health (Mr. Noonan,:
Limerick East): The information  requested by the Deputy is set out in the following tables. Table 1 sets out the total numbers of in-patients discharged and day cases treated in 1993 and 1994. It should be noted that the breakdown of discharges and day cases relates to the type of bed used and not to the public or private status of the patient. From time to time public patients may occupy beds designated as private and vice versa on the basis of patient needs in particular circumstances. This breakdown is not available for 1993. Table 2 sets out the numbers of in-patients discharged and day cases treated in 1993 and 1994 who resided outside the North Cork area.