Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Questions (558, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 574, 575, 576, 577, 578)

David Cullinane

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558. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the cost of deploying a modular cardiac laboratory at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30360/18]

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David Cullinane

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559. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the length of time the modular cardiac laboratory will be in situ at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30361/18]

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David Cullinane

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560. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the additional staff complement that will come with the deployment of a modular cath laboratory at University Hospital Waterford. [30362/18]

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David Cullinane

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561. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health if the mobile cardiac laboratory in situ at University Hospital Waterford will remain in place and operational until a modular laboratory is deployed. [30363/18]

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David Cullinane

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562. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the full range of services a modular cardiac laboratory deployed at University Hospital Waterford will provide; and the difference between a mobile laboratory and a modular laboratory. [30364/18]

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David Cullinane

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563. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the nature and detail of the tendering process required to deploy a modular cath laboratory at University Hospital Waterford. [30365/18]

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David Cullinane

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564. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the nature and detail of the project design work required to deploy a modular cath lab at University Hospital Waterford. [30366/18]

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David Cullinane

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565. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the nature and detail of the planning process required to deploy a modular cath lab at UHW. [30367/18]

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David Cullinane

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566. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the nature and detail of the construction and commissioning work required to deploy a modular cath lab at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30368/18]

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David Cullinane

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567. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for delivery of a modular cath lab at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30369/18]

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David Cullinane

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568. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the immediate action he is taking to commence the process of deploying a modular cath lab at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30370/18]

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David Cullinane

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574. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the Department, agency or public body that will have responsibility for deploying a modular cath lab at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30376/18]

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David Cullinane

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575. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the Department, agency or public body that will have responsibility for the tendering process required to deploy a modular cath lab at University Hospital Waterford. [30377/18]

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David Cullinane

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576. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the Department, agency or public body that will have responsibility for the project design work required to deploy a modular cath lab at University Hospital Waterford. [30378/18]

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David Cullinane

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577. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the Department, agency or public body that will have responsibility for the planning process required to deploy a modular cath lab at University Hospital Waterford. [30379/18]

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David Cullinane

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578. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the Department, agency or public body that will have responsibility for the construction and commissioning work required to deploy a modular cath lab at University Hospital Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30380/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 558 to 568, inclusive, and 574 to 578, inclusive, together.

I believe there is merit in the proposal for a modular cardio-catheterisation laboratory at UHW in order to address waiting times at the hospital and to provide a better service for the people of Waterford and the South East. I have received advice from the HSE and there is some further work required on the detail. I have asked my Department to proceed without delay to engage with the HSE on the next steps in providing a modular lab. This will include consideration of the specific details he requests regarding tendering, project design, planning processes, construction and commissioning work.

The timeframe for the development of modular builds as outlined by the HSE must include tendering, project design work, planning, construction and commissioning so it will take until next year to deliver the modular cath lab. I have committed that this will be funded in the 2019 Estimate.