Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ceisteanna (148)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

148. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if specific provision is made in the 2040 capital plan for upgrading of a health facility (details supplied); the commencement date for such upgrading; the estimated cost of this project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9161/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

On the 16 February 2018, the Government published the National Develop Plan which outlines the capital investment programme for the next ten years, 2018 to 2027. The National Development Plan provides €10.9 billion to invest in infrastructure, equipment and additional service capacity for the public health sector.

It is important to recognise that this is a long-term plan which provides for a large number of Health developments across the country. With this unprecedented capital investment in the Health services, we must ensure that we carefully plan the use of this capital funding. Health capital projects and programmes currently underway will continue to completion. Appraisal and planning across all Community Healthcare Organisations and Hospital Groups, in line with health strategies and demographic needs, will inform the selection of projects and programmes for improvements in health infrastructure, equipment and additional health service capacity.

My Department has asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to you in relation to the current position regarding capital developments at Breffni Care Nursing Unit, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.