Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (653)

James Breen


769 Mr. J. Breen asked the Minister for Health and Children when Ennis General Hospital will be upgraded and the €18 million committed by him be made available to the Mid-Western Health Board to allow this project to commence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2097/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

The project team for Ennis General Hospital has prepared a briefing document for the proposed development of Ennis General Hospital. This sets out the broad scope of the proposed future development of the hospital. This briefing document will be considered in the preparation of an outline development control plan, ODCP, for the hospital. The Mid-Western Health Board has endorsed the briefing document and identified a number of areas, including ward upgrade, radiology, out-patients and a general infrastructure upgrade as priorities for development. This project is being considered by my Department.