Under the previous health minster Micheal Mc Gimpsey in 2010 there was a move to have less of a reliance on the private sector, according to figures in the FOI there was a decrease in the use of the private sector. link
Under thew current health Minister Edwin Poots, we have seen over a 3005 increase in the amount of Day case/Inpatient cases sent to the private sector alone.
- 96,020 patients were sent to the private sector for Outpatient treatment.
- 28,121 patients were sent to the private sector for Daycase/Inpatient treatment.
Several private health companies have benefited great form these contracts, 352 private health care has received £22,969,145 from these contracts, a full list of these can be seen below, that also include the high use of the Mater in Dublin for cardiac services
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Please note that the request asked for the number of patients transferred to the independent sector for outpatient, inpatient and day case treatment. It is not possible to provide the number of patients transferred so the attached information relates to the number of patients seen and/or treated in the independent sector.