Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (520)

Phil Hogan


635 Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for Health and Children when finance will be made available for the health centre and mental health day centre at Tullow, County Carlow; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1065/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The provision of health centres to meet the needs of local communities is a matter for the relevant health board.

My Department has already provided funding to the South Eastern Health Board for the purchase of a site for this development. A submission received from the board, in relation to tenders for the proposed centre at Tullow, is being examined by my Department in the context of consideration of the new capital developments that can be progressed nationally in 2004 in line with overall funding available. My Department will continue to liaise closely with the board on this matter.