Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Ceisteanna (154)

Eugene Murphy


154. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Health the status of plans for a multi-million Euro development proposed for the Sacred Heart Hospital, County Roscommon; the current stage of the proposed development; the status of the design process; to outline when construction will begin; the timeframe for completion of works; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40006/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Health Service Executive recently published its Capital Plan for 2019-2021 outlining 250 projects to be progressed over the three-year period.

The Capital Plan provides for €220m capital funding to the Community Nursing Unit programme over the period 2019 to 2021 and also sets out the current status of all projects within the programme, including new development at the Sacred Heart Hospital, Roscommon.

The Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery of public healthcare infrastructure projects and has advised that the tender documents are being prepared for the appointment of a design team. It is intended to proceed with the tender process later this year, once the new Framework for Design Teams has been completed.

It is important to recognise that all capital development proposals must progress through a number of approval stages, in line with the Public Spending Code, including detailed appraisal, planning, design and procurement, before a firm timeline or funding requirement can be established.

The delivery of capital projects is a dynamic process and is subject to the successful completion of the various approval stages, which can impact on the timeline for delivery.