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Dáil Éireann Debate, Friday - 3 December 2021

Friday, 3 December 2021

Ceisteanna (111)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

111. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Health if he will ensure that the necessary provision of additional capacity at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Cappagh is given urgent consideration; when the proposed project will proceed to the next stage; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [59424/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, is Ireland’s major centre for Elective Orthopaedic Surgery and offers a critical service to the people of Ireland.  The hospital delivers specialist rehabilitation services to patients following an acute medical episode with the aim of returning them to independent living where possible.

The HSE has advised that NOHC has recently  implemented a new initiative with Children’s Health Ireland to reduce the growing paediatric waiting lists for time dependent surgery for a younger cohort of patients (+2years).

The HSE has further advised that the NOHC and the Ireland East Hospital Group have made a submission to the HSE in relation to the future development of services in the Hospital. The submission includes a 10 Bed HDU, 76 Bed Single Occupancy Modular Build and three additional theatres. The proposal is currently under consideration by the HSE Capital Committee.

This project must progress through the various stages of the Public Spending Code and the HSE’s Capital Projects Manual and Approvals Protocol in the first instance. The project is still at an early stage and progress is subject to approval and availability of funding.

Question No. 112 answered orally.
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