Thursday, 17 October 2019

Ceisteanna (175)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Ceist:

175. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Health the status of the primary healthcare centre in Finglas, Dublin 11. [42638/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Finglas remains a priority for the Department and HSE as one of the communities considered most in need of access to primary care services.

Dublin City Council (DCC) is purchasing a site in Finglas and has agreed with the HSE that a Primary Care Centre (PCC) can be provided on a portion of this site.  Approval to proceed has been granted by the HSE Board and the HSE National Property Review Group (PRG). The terms of agreement for the transfer of land from DCC to HSE are currently being finalised. It is expected that the site acquisition process will be completed in the next few months. 

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 the delivery of projects.