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 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|