Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (392)

Billy Kelleher


392. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for the completion of the national forensic mental health service hospital at Portrane, County Dublin; the timeframe for its opening; the estimate for its completion including all systems requirements; and the funding in 2018 for the project. [9309/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The recently published National Development Plan continues to provide capital funding for replacing the Central Mental Hospital with an appropriate modern facility at Portrane County Dublin. The project is currently in construction and will be completed in 2020. The development of a new 120 bed national forensic mental health hospital and other mental health facilities is central to modernising mental health services nationally, in line with the Vision for Change policy.

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.