Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (1084)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

1084. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the position regarding the provision of the awaited development phase of Naas General Hospital, the new national children’s hospital and other similar capital projects; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15001/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Estates unit in the Health Service Executive has been tasked with the delivery of additional capacity (infrastructure and equipment) nationwide in the effort for the containment and prevention of the spread of the coronavirus - Covid-19. This has resulted in delays to some works and schedules.

The project to provide a new Endoscopy Unit at Naas General Hospital is part of the draft Capital Plan, with funding being provided to go to tender with this project in 2020. At present the draft Capital Plan is being reviewed and revised to take account of the impact of Covid-19 delays on projects and the funding of an emergency Covid-19 programme of works.

The NPHDB has statutory responsibility for planning, designing, building and equipping the New Children's Hospital and I have referred this part of your question to the NPHDB for direct reply.