Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Ceisteanna (523)

Matt Carthy


523. Deputy Matt Carthy asked the Minister for Health if the HSE plans to refurbish the accident and emergency department of Cavan General Hospital; if so, the status of the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12416/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Health Service Executive has advised that a project to extend the Emergency Department (ED) and provide a 2nd resuscitation room at Cavan General Hospital (CGH) was approved by the HSE’s National Capital Steering Committee in November 2019, subject to the availability of funding.

The process of engaging a design team to progress this project was being initiated prior to the Covid19 Pandemic. The Covid19 Pandemic has placed additional stresses on all areas of acute hospitals, including ED’s and a design team has now been selected to progress this ED project whilst taking account the learnings presented by the Covid19 Pandemic.

The project will include a 2nd resuscitation room, additional clinical administration area and additional waiting area. We expect to have initial designs for review in Quarter 3 2020.

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