Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1510)

Michael Moynihan

Question:

1510. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health when the HSE capital plan for 2019 will be published; the reason it has not been published; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33225/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department has been working with the Health Service Executive and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to develop a multi annual capital plan for the health services.

The Summer Economic Statement, published recently by the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, provides an expenditure reserve of up to €200m in 2020 to accommodate funding requirements for the new children's hospital and the National Broadband Plan.

This will allow my Department and the HSE to finalise a multi-annual Capital Plan.