Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (839)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

839. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Health his plans to enhance services at a hospital (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [38260/20]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The services at Monaghan Hospital, as part of the Cavan & Monaghan Hospital in the RCSI Hospitals Group, include theatre, day services, diagnostic services, ambulatory care, a Minor Injury Unit and a wide range of out-patient services. It also has 20 rehabilitation in-patient beds and 11 step-down beds, providing an invaluable service to patients following discharge from acute hospital services.

A 23-bed intermediate care unit in Monaghan Hospital is planned as part of Winter Plan 2020 to provide step down beds for Cavan Hospital patients. Preparation work on this project is underway.

Question No. 840 answered with Question No. 815.