Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (207)

Joan Burton


207. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if his attention has been drawn to the cost overruns in respect of the senior care centres programme; if he has met with his counterpart in the Department of Health to discuss the matter; his plans to ensure senior care centres will not be closed due to budgetary issues; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36032/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The HSE Capital Plan, published recently, provides for €220m capital funding to the CNU programme over the period 2019 to 2021 and also sets out the current status of all projects within the programme. Managing the delivery of this programme within budgetary allocations is the responsibility of the Department and Minister for Health. 

This Department is in regular contact with all other Departments and Offices to ensure that expenditure is being managed within the overall fiscal parameters