Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (398)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

398. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Health when the implementation of the €10 cap on hospital car park charges will be introduced to the car parks in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25253/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I have made it clear that I want to see progress made in this area and am working with my Department and the HSE in this regard. In March 2018, I requested the HSE to conduct a review of hospital car parking charges with a view to establishing clear national guidelines in the area. The HSE is currently liaising with Hospital Groups nationally to develop an implementation plan to accompany the review report . When submitted, my Department will consider the implementation plan in collaboration with the HSE as part of the service planning process.