Written Answers. - Wexford General Hospital.

Brendan Howlin

Question:

275 Mr. Howlin asked the Minister for Health the number of operating theatres to be provided in the new surgical wing of Wexford General Hospital.

Brendan Howlin

Question:

276 Mr. Howlin asked the Minister for Health if there will be a separate suite in the new wing of Wexford General Hospital for gynaecological surgery.

I propose to take Questions Nos. 275 and 276 together.

The newly constructed Phase 1 Development, Wexford General Hospital, includes two self-contained theatre suites with the appropriate level of reception, recovery and ancillary services.

In line with the normal provision within hospitals of this scale, the facilities do not include a separate suite for gynaecological surgery.