Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (892)

Bríd Smith


892. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Health the details of the planned primary health care centre in Drimnagh, Dublin 12; the proposed opening date of the facility; the reason for the delay on this project; if the current cost overrun at the national children’s hospital has an impact on the provision and opening of the centre; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13879/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As the Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of healthcare infrastructure projects, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly in relation to the current position regarding the primary care centre at Drimnagh, Dublin 12.

The new children’s hospital is a vital and much needed project. The Government has examined the funding pressures associated with delivering this important project. In meeting these funding pressures, Government has examined all projects and programmes across Government and has made adjustments to ensure that the much-needed new children’s hospital will be delivered and will facilitate delivering the overall investment programme, as set out in Project Ireland 2040.

The Health Service Executive is currently developing its Capital Plan for 2019.

Once the HSE has finalised its Capital Plan for 2019, it will then be submitted to me for consideration.