Thursday, 19 September 2019

Questions (136)

Barry Cowen

Question:

136. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health if the national forensic mental health service, Portrane, has been completed; if not, when it is expected to be completed; the estimated cost of the project; the amount spent to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38031/19]

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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 new National Forensic Mental Health Service Hospital at Portrane, which is currently under construction and is expected to become operational next year.

As the Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of public healthcare infrastructure projects, I have asked the HSE to respond to you directly in relation to this matter.