Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (803)

Jennifer Murnane O'Connor

Ceist:

803. Deputy Jennifer Murnane O'Connor asked the Minister for Health when the €350,000 allocated to the ambulance base in County Carlow which was committed to by the previous Government will be provided; when he expects works to begin; when County Carlow will have an ambulance base which is fit for purpose; his views on whether it is acceptable for a town the size of Carlow not to have its own ambulance base and not to receive communication from the HSE in this regard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26441/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The Health Service Executive is responsible for the delivery and management of healthcare infrastructure.  Capital spend on Ambulance bases / facilities is prioritised by the National Ambulance Service to meet the requirements of those bases with highest needs. 

The HSE has advised remedial works to the value of approximately €50,000 were carried out at Carlow ambulance base located in Carlow town at the Carlow Health Services Complex, Athy Road, Carlow (St. Dympna’s Hospital).  These works addressed work requirements to make the ambulance base fit for purpose.