Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Questions (200)

Jackie Cahill


200. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Health when patients and staff will move into the planned development at South Tipperary General Hospital, that is, to offer extra wards separate from but attached to the existing hospital; the position of the development in the planning process; the recruitment plan in place to ensure the proposed new development will be properly staffed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7775/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Increasing bed capacity in public acute hospitals has been and continues to be a priority in terms of addressing the causes and challenges of Emergency Department overcrowding.

I can confirm that funding has been allocated for the modular build programme to deliver capacity at South Tipperary General Hospital, which is targeted for completion in the latter quarter of 2018.

In relation to the particular query raised, as this is a service matter, I have asked the HSE to respond to the Deputy directly.