Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (895, 896)

Catherine Martin

Question:

895. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Health if the Rotunda Hospital will move to a new location at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown; if so, when the process will commence and be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13929/19]

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Catherine Martin

Question:

896. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Health the projected cost for the relocation of the Rotunda Hospital to Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown; the amount by which this has increased since the move was first announced in 2015; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13930/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 895 and 896 together.

Project Ireland 2040 provides €10.9 billion for health capital developments across the country, including funding to support implementation of the National Maternity Strategy. I am pleased to confirm that the relocation of the Rotunda Hospital to the Connolly campus is one of the key infrastructure projects which will be funded under Project Ireland 2040. As to be expected with such a plan, many proposals are at an early stage and will require to progress through appraisal, planning design and tender before a firm timeline or funding requirement can be established. In that context. I am not in a position to provide any cost projections for the Rotunda project at this stage.