Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (354)

Niamh Smyth


354. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health if the overspend at the national children’s hospital and the national maternity hospital has impacted upon capital projects in counties Cavan, Monaghan and Meath; if so, the projects impacted upon; the way in which they will be impacted; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5142/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Health Service Executive is currently developing its Capital Plan for 2019. The HSE Capital Plan will determine the projects that can progress in 2019 and beyond having regard to the available capital funding, the number of large national capital projects currently underway and the relevant priority of each project. The requirements of the new children's hospital and other health capital projects, currently at various stages of development, are being considered as part of this process. Once the HSE has finalised its Capital Plan for 2019, it will then be submitted to me for consideration.