Thursday, 17 April 2008

Ceisteanna (252)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Ceist:

244 Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health and Children if the primary care centre promised for Letterkenny will be purpose built on its own site, or if the Health Service Executive will enter a leasing arrangement with a local developer; if the latter is the case what the lease will entail; and the amount it will cost to the HSE per year. [14290/08]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Health and Children)

The provision of the appropriate infrastructure to facilitate the delivery of primary care services is the responsibility of the Health Service Executive. In December 2007 the HSE sought expressions of interest from the private sector for the provision of the Primary Care Team infrastructure, with the HSE proposing to enter into fixed term leases with such providers. My Department has requested the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive to arrange to have the matters raised by the Deputy investigated and to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy.