Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ceisteanna (170)

Eamon Scanlon

Ceist:

170. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health when funding will be in place for the 48-bed modular unit at Sligo University Hospital recently announced with the publication of the HSE capital investment plan; when the unit will be operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [50698/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

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

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 HSE actively manages the capital programme in order to ensure it has flexibility to progress as many projects as possible within the available funding.