Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (387)

Billy Kelleher

Question:

387. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for relocating the National Maternity Hospital at St Vincent’s University Hospital; the timeframe for its opening; the estimate for its completion including all systems requirements; and the funding in 2018 for the project. [9304/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The recently published Project Ireland 2040 and the National Development Plan 2018-2027 provides capital funding to support implementation of the Maternity Strategy which requires that all the remaining standalone maternity hospitals will be redeveloped on acute hospital sites. The first maternity hospital to be redeveloped will be the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin. Planning permission has been awarded for the new maternity hospital on the St Vincent’s University Hospital campus at Elm Park, Dublin.  

Health capital funding was outlined in the Public Service Estimates for 2018. The Health Service Executive's Capital Plan for 2018-2021 is currently the subject of discussion with my Department.