Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Questions (158, 159)

John Lahart

Question:

158. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the status of the ownership of the proposed new national maternity hospital. [41408/18]

View answer

John Lahart

Question:

159. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Health the funding mechanism for the new national maternity hospital. [41409/18]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 158 and 159 together.

The new maternity hospital on the St Vincent's campus will be funded by the State and indeed has been included in Project Ireland 2040 - the National Development Plan 2018-2027. The development will represent the flagship project of the National Maternity Strategy and constitute the largest single investment ever made in maternity services in Ireland.

A draft legal framework is currently being finalised which will inter alia ensure that the State's significant investment in the new hospital will be protected.