Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (836)

Peter Burke


836. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health the status of a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34946/19]

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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 includes the provision of an MRI at Regional Hospital Mullingar along with the development of a new ambulance base.

The Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of public healthcare infrastructure projects and has advised that the provision of a new MRI at Regional Hospital Mullingar is included in the proposed new extension of the radiology department at the hospital. A design team has been engaged and planning permission has been granted for the proposed extension to the radiology department. The development requires the decant of the existing ambulance base on the hospital site and a planning application for a new ambulance base in Mullingar has been submitted recently.

It is important to note that all proposals must progress through a number of approval stages, in line with the Public Spending Code, which can impact on the timeline for delivery.