Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (816)

Eamon Scanlon

Question:

816. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health the status of the development of the 80-bed community hospital in Ballyshannon, County Donegal; if the estimated €25 million has been put in place to carry out the work; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34813/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Health Service Executive recently published its Capital Plan for 2019-2021, outlining 250 projects to be progressed over the three-year period. The Capital Plan provides for €220m capital funding to the Community Nursing Unit programme over the period 2019 to 2021 and also sets out the current status of all projects within the programme, including new CNU in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

The Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of public healthcare infrastructure projects and has advised that the tender for the new South Donegal CNU in Ballyshannon was issued to contractors in April 2019. Subject to approval of the tender, it is intended to proceed to construction later this year with completion due in early 2021.

The delivery of capital projects is a dynamic process and is subject to the successful completion of the various approval stages, in line with the Public Spending Code, which can impact on the timeline for delivery.