Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (851)

Brian Stanley


851. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Health if the facilitator has been appointed for the consultation process on Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise; when the process will commence; and the expected completion date. [19309/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As I have outlined previously, no decision has been made yet on the draft Action Plan for Portlaoise Hospital. I committed to ensuring that local clinicians and the community would be consulted with before a decision is made. The appointment of an independent external facilitator for the consultation process is being progressed. The outcome of the consultation process will be a submission from my Department, setting out the key findings from the consultation process and recommended response to inform me in making a final decision on the draft Action Plan.