Private Patients in Public Beds

The Health (Amendment) Act, 2013 provides for the introduction of charges for all private in-patients, including those accommodated in public beds.

The new charges were introduced with effect from 1 January 2014 and are set out below.

CHARGES PAYBLE IN RESPECT OF IN-PATIENT SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER SECTION 55 OF THE HEALTH ACT 1970. Column (1)

Ref No.  Hospital Category Daily charge for in-patient services where overnight accommodation provided in a single occupancy room

Daily charge for in-patient services where overnight accommodation provided in a multiple occupancy room

Daily charge for day case in-patient services where overnight accommodation is not provided
1. Hospital specified in Fifth Schedule €1,000 €813 €407
2. Hospital specified in Sixth Schedule €800 €659 €329