Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (310)

Michael Moynihan


310. Deputy Michael Moynihan asked the Minister for Health the status of the refurbishment works at Kanturk Community Hospital, Kanturk, County Cork; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41072/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Health Service Executive recently published its Capital Plan for 2019-2021. The plan includes capital funding for the Community Nursing Unit programme and also sets out the current status of all projects within the programme, including the refurbishment and extension of Kanturk Community Hospital, County Cork.

The Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of public healthcare infrastructure projects and has advised that the project is currently at design stage. The planning application for the extension to Kanturk Community Hospital was lodged with Cork County Council in August.

It is important to recognise that all capital development proposals must progress through a number of approval stages, in line with the Public Spending Code, including detailed appraisal, planning, design and procurement, before a firm timeline or funding requirement can be established.

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