Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (759)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

759. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Health the extent to which he expects to meet the costs of the health capital programme in all areas nationwide in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27260/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The capital allocation in 2020 for the construction and equipping of public health facilities is now €976m. This includes an increase in capital funding of €202m for emergency measures in response to COVID-19 in 2020. I am working with the Health Service Executive to develop a capital plan for the health services for 2020. My Department and the Health Service Executive maintain close contact regarding the capital funds available each year and the progress of major capital projects and programmes to ensure that there is a balanced capital spend each year.  The HSE actively manages the capital programme in order to ensure it has flexibility to progress as many projects as possible, nationwide within the available funding.

When, finalised HSE Capital Plan is submitted to me for approval with the consent of them Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.