Thursday, 3 October 2019

Questions (171)

Peter Burke

Question:

171. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health the status of a development (details supplied). [40332/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

As previously advised, a design team has been engaged and planning permission has been granted for the proposed extension to the radiology department at Regional Hospital Mullingar, which includes the provision of a new MRI. 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.

These projects have been included in the recently published HSE Capital Plan for 2019-2021 and will continue to be progressed.

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