Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (384, 385, 386)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

384. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for the completion of the new children’s hospital at the St James’s hospital campus; the timeframe for its opening; the estimated timeframe for its completion including all systems requirements; and the funding in 2018 for the project. [9301/18]

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Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

385. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for the completion of the outpatient department and urgent care centre at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown; the timeframe for its opening; the estimate for its completion including all systems requirements; and the funding in 2018 for the project. [9302/18]

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Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

386. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for the completion of the outpatient department and urgent care centre at Tallaght hospital, Dublin; the timeframe for its opening; the estimate for its completion including all systems requirements; and the funding in 2018 for the project. [9303/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 384 to 386, inclusive, together.

The recently published Project Ireland 2040 and the National Development Plan 2018-2027 provides the capital funding to complete the new Children’s Hospital along with the Paediatric Outpatient and Urgent Care Centres at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals, which will enhance paediatric acute hospital services regionally and nationally.

The new Children's Hospital will deliver 380 individual inpatient rooms. Work has commenced on the sites and will open in 2022.

The Paediatric Outpatients & Urgent Care Centre at Connolly will open in 2019 followed by Tallaght in 2020.

Health capital funding was outlined in the Public Service Estimates for 2018. The Health Service Executive's Capital Plan for 2018-2021 is currently the subject of discussion with my Department.