Written Answers. - Nursing Units for the Elderly.

Brendan Smith


65 Mr. B. Smith asked the Minister for Health the total funding that will be provided by his Department in 1996 for the provision of nursing units for the elderly in the North-Eastern Health Board area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8439/96]

,Limerick East): Nursing units at Drogheda, Virginia and Ballyconnell are included in my Department's capital programme for services for the elderly over the next number of years. I will be in touch with the North-Eastern Health Board within the next few weeks regarding the specific amounts of capital funding to be made available in 1996 for each project.