Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (223)

Eamon Scanlon


223. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health if works on the Grange and Drumcliffe primary health centres in County Sligo will be progressing together; the estimated completion time of both; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40654/19]

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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 a two hub solution for Primary Care services in North Sligo, to be developed at two locations in Drumcliffe and Grange. Both centres will be HSE own build and are included in the HSE Capital Plan.

The Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of public healthcare infrastructure projects and has advised that these projects have received planning permission and have completed detailed design. The successful granting of planning permission was a requirement to enable the purchase of the site in Drumcliffe.

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 and therefore it is not possible to say if both projects will be completed together.