Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Ceisteanna (388, 389, 390)

Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

388. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for relocating the Coombe hospital at St James’s hospital; the timeframe for its opening; the estimate for its completion including all systems requirements; and the funding in 2018 for the project. [9305/18]

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Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

389. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for relocating the Rotunda hospital at Connolly hospital; the timeframe for its opening; the estimate for its completion including all systems requirements; and the funding in 2018 for the project. [9306/18]

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Billy Kelleher

Ceist:

390. Deputy Billy Kelleher asked the Minister for Health the timeframe for relocating Limerick university maternity hospital at university hospital Limerick; the timeframe for its opening; the estimate for its completion including all systems requirements; and the funding in 2018 for the project. [9307/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 388 to 390, inclusive, together.

The recently published Project Ireland 2040 and the National Development Plan 2018-2027 provides capital funding to support implementation of the Maternity Strategy which requires that all the remaining standalone maternity hospitals will be redeveloped on acute hospital sites.

We must ensure that we carefully plan the use of this capital funding so as to meet the population needs and achieve value for money. Health capital projects and programmes currently underway will continue. As to be expected with a ten year plan, many proposals, including relocation of these maternity hospitals, are at an early stage and will require to progress through appraisal, planning, design and tender before a firm timeline or funding required can be established.