Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (636)

Seán Fleming

Question:

636. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Health if an agreement is in place with a hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18515/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As announced in June 2015, the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital will relocate in time to the St James's campus, achieving tri-location of adult, paediatric and maternity services. The National Maternity Strategy, published in January 2016, reaffirms the delivery of tri-located maternity services on the campus with the new children's hospital and St James's Hospital. A site for the proposed maternity hospital is identified in the Site Master Plan for the St James's campus, and the new children's hospital design has incorporated the required operational links with both maternity and adult hospitals.

I have referred your question to the HSE for direct reply in relation to arrangements to ensure that the site is reserved for the maternity hospital.