Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (521)

Mary Butler

Question:

521. Deputy Mary Butler asked the Minister for Health when the Health Service Executive capital plan for 2019 will be published; the reason for the delay; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26827/19]

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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 HSE Capital Plan will determine the projects that can progress in 2019 and beyond having regard to the available capital funding, the number of large national capital projects currently underway, the cashflow requirements attaching to each project and the relevant priority.

Projects that are currently in construction and are contractually committed will not be affected.

Once the HSE has finalised its Capital Plan for 2019, it will then be submitted to me for consideration.