Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Ceisteanna (150)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

150. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the status of negotiations with St. Vincent's Healthcare Group in respect of the proposed development of the new national maternity hospital at Elm Park; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16944/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

My Department continues to engage with St Vincent’s Healthcare Group and the National Maternity Hospital to develop a legal framework to protect the State’s significant investment in the new hospital.  St Vincent’s Healthcare Group has agreed in principle to provide the State with a 99-year lease of the land upon which the new maternity hospital will be built, and this will allow the State to retain ownership of the new facility.