Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Questions (170)

James Browne

Question:

170. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Health the details of each building project at each development stage including new builds, extensions and improvements; the cost of each project by county in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41493/18]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The HSE is preparing its draft Capital Plan for 2019 and on completion it will be submitted to my Department for consideration. It requires my approval together with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. When approved the HSE will publish the schedule of projects on its website.

As with all capital projects, the further development of the health care infrastructure must be considered within the context of the overall capital envelope available to the health service. Plans for capital investment are in the course of being finalised, and details will be made available once this process is complete. The HSE is concentrating on applying the funding available for infrastructure development in the most effective way possible to meet current and future needs.