I propose to take Questions Nos. 1104 to 1109, inclusive, together.
In line with the Programme for Government and as set out in the National Service Plan 2021, the Health Service Executive is committed to working alongside voluntary hospice groups and philanthropic bodies to progress the plans for new inpatient units in Louth and Offaly.
A site within the grounds of the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore has been made available for the hospice in Tullamore and funding has been secured through the HSE Capital Estates Programme to prepare initial outline drawings.
The hospice for the north-east is to be located on a site donated by the Medical Missionaries of Mary directly adjacent to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda. A planning application is due to be submitted shortly.
As Deputy Clarke's queries relate to service matters, I have asked the Health Service Executive to respond directly to the Deputy as soon as possible.