Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (651)

Willie Penrose

Question:

767 Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Health and Children if his Department has received the development control plan with regard to the phase 2B of Longford-Westmeath General Hospital at Mullingar; when will approval be given to proceed to the final planning stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2089/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The development control plan for phase 2B of Longford-Westmeath General Hospital has recently been lodged with my Department. It is being examined and will be considered for progression to tender stage in the context of the Midland Health Board's capital development priorities in line with overall funding resources available for 2004 and beyond.