Written Answers. - Louth Hospital Lift.

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asked the Minister for Health if he will ask the North Eastern Health Board to install a lift in St. Joseph's Hospital, Ardee, County Louth.

It is a matter for the North-Eastern Health Board to decide priorities in relation to proposals for capital works in their area and the board have not included the provision of a lift at St. Joseph's Hospital, Ardee, in any of their proposals for capital expenditure. Accordingly, I do not intend to ask the board to install a lift in St. Joseph's Hospital.