Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (278)

Alan Kelly

Question:

278. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health when a decision will be made on whether funding for a new nursing home (details supplied) in County Tipperary will be included in the new national development plan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7676/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Health capital investment decisions are informed by Programme for Government priorities, sectoral policies, strategies and reform initiatives as set out in Sláintecare. The Department of Health engage with the HSE in planning for and delivery of capital projects in the Health Sector.

The HSE is responsible for implementing these policies and strategies and the planning and delivery of health services and management of healthcare infrastructure. This includes delivery of projects included in the National Development Plan. All projects and programme proposals are subject to the detailed requirements of the Public Spending Code, including robust and rigorous project appraisal in order to obtain funding under the National Development Plan.

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 project.