Written Answers - National Treatment Purchase Fund.

Tuesday, 14 June 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 603 No. 6

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  157.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the average cost for a plastic surgery operation under the national treatment purchase fund when compared to the cost of the operation under the standard Health Service Executive route. [18971/05]

  158.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the average cost for cardiac surgery under the national treatment purchase fund when compared to the cost of the operation under the standard Health Service Executive route. [18972/05]

  159.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the average cost for a prostate operation under the national treatment purchase fund when compared to the cost of the operation under the standard Health Service Executive route. [18973/05]

  160.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the average cost for a tonsils operation under the national treatment purchase fund when compared to the cost of the operation under the standard Health Service Executive route. [18974/05]

  161.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the average cost for a cataracts operation under the national treatment purchase fund when compared to the cost of the operation under the standard Health Service Executive route. [18975/05]

  162.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the average cost for a varicose veins operation under the national treatment purchase fund when compared to the cost of the operation under the standard Health Service Executive route. [18976/05]

  163.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the average cost for a hernia operation under the national treatment purchase fund when compared to the cost of the operation under the standard Health Service Executive route. [18977/05]

  164.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the average cost for a gall bladder operation under the national treatment purchase fund when compared to the cost of the operation under the standard Health Service Executive route. [18978/05]

  167.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the average cost for a hip operation under the national treatment purchase fund when compared to the cost of the operation under the standard Health Service Executive route. [18981/05]

  168.  Mr. P. McGrath  Information on Paul McGrath  Zoom on Paul McGrath   asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children  Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney   the average cost for a knee operation under the national treatment purchase fund when compared to the cost of the [1618]operation under the standard Health Service Executive route. [18982/05]

Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children (Ms Harney): Information on Mary Harney  Zoom on Mary Harney  I propose to take Questions Nos. 157 to 164, inclusive, and Questions Nos. 167 and 168 together.

My Department does not maintain data on the average cost of the specific operations arranged by the national treatment purchase fund or NTPF. My Department has, therefore, asked the chief executive of the NTPF to reply directly to the Deputy with regard to the specific information requested.


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