Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Questions (526)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

526. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Health further to the Health Information and Quality Authority's 2013 report on Macroom Community Hospital which recommended that an upgrade to the hospital be carried out by July 2015 and in view of the fact that planning permission has been granted for this upgrade, his plans to implement HIQA's 2013 recommendations for this hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [14830/14]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE is concentrating on applying the limited funding available for capital works in the most effective way possible to meet residential need now and in the future.

I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy in relation to the specific issues to be addressed in the light of the HIQA report.