Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Questions (179)

Lisa Chambers


179. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Health when Mayo University Hospital will receive the promised extension to its emergency department; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24429/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department is continuing to work with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Health Service Executive in a process to finalise as soon as possible a multi-annual Capital Plan for the HSE, which will include capital projects to be funded in 2019 and beyond, having regard to the available capital funding and the number of large national capital projects currently underway. The availability of funding determines the timeframe for the delivery of capital projects such as the proposed extension to Mayo University Hospital.

It is important to recognise that all capital development proposals, must progress through detailed appraisal, planning, design and tender stages before a firm timeline or funding requirement can be established.