Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (829)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

839 Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Minister for Health if the Health Service Executive have a health care centre (details supplied) in County Donegal on a programme for capital improvements; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35257/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

There are always more construction projects than can be funded from the Exchequer's capital health care allocation. The Health Service Executive is required to prioritise infrastructure projects within its overall capital envelope taking into account the existing capital commitments and costs of completion over the period. The proposed Capital Plan 2012-2016 requires my approval with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. I have approved the Capital Plan 2012-2016 and the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform is being sought. Details of the plan will be published by the HSE following its approval.

Question No. 840 answered with Question No. 752.