Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (715)

Willie Penrose

Ceist:

715. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Health the steps he will take to ensure that the required funding is provided to enable the construction of an appropriate building to accommodate an MRI scanner for the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar (details supplied); the staff to be provided for the unit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24315/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

My Department is continuing to work with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Health Service Executive in a process to finalise as soon as possible a multi-annual Capital Plan for the HSE, which will include capital projects to be funded in 2019 and beyond, having regard to the available capital funding and the number of large national capital projects currently underway. The availability of funding determines the timeframe for the delivery of capital projects such as the proposed MRI accommodation at Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar.

As the Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of public healthcare services and infrastructure projects, I have asked the HSE to respond directly to you in relation to staffing.