Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (76)

David Cullinane


76. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Health the status of €4.75 million funding announced in November 2018 for the construction of a second cardiac catheterisation laboratory at University Hospital Waterford; if it will be impacted by the proposed cuts in capital funding by the HSE as a result of the cost overrun in the construction of the new national children’s hospital; and if it is to proceed, the timeline of delivery. [5389/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Following the publication of the Health Service Executive's National Service Plan for 2019, the HSE is currently developing its Capital Plan for 2019. The HSE Capital Plan will determine the projects that can progress in 2019 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 University Hospital Waterford 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.