Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (346)

Alan Kelly

Ceist:

346. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the capital projects, including information technology and equipment, the commencement date of which has been postponed, delayed or dropped as a result of the overruns in spending on the national children’s hospital by project, original commencement date and new commencement date in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5102/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Health Service Executive is currently developing its Capital Plan for 2019. The HSE Capital Plan will determine the projects that can progress in 2019 and beyond having regard to the available capital funding, the number of large national capital projects currently underway and the relevant priority of each project. The requirements of the new children's hospital and other health capital projects, currently at various stages of development, are being considered as part of this process. Once the HSE has finalised its Capital Plan for 2019, it will then be submitted to me for consideration.