Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Health
Dara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
Question 717: To ask the Minister for Health the position regarding the primary care centre in Ballyshannon, County Donegal; the date on which it will be sent to tender; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8191/12]
James Reilly (Minister, Department of Health; Dublin North, Fine Gael)
Following the publication of the ’Infrastructure and Capital Investment 2012-2016: Medium Term Exchequer Framework’, the Health Service Executive commenced drawing up its capital programme for the multi-annual period 2012-2016. The Executive is required to prioritise the capital infrastructure projects within its overall capital funding allocation taking into account the existing capital commitments and costs to completion over the period. A draft capital plan for the period 2012-2016 has been submitted to my Department. My Department is reviewing the proposals and following up with the HSE where further details may be required. The proposed plan requires my approval with the consent of the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform. Details of the plan will be published by the Executive following its approval.