Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Public Accounts Committee
Financial Statement 2020 and Related Matters: HSE (Resumed)
I will be brief. I refer to the speed and execution of capital projects. I welcome that funding of €18.4 million was approved for an extension to the emergency department of Mayo University Hospital.
I ask that HSE estates is adequately resourced to deliver on this project with speed. The hospital is crying out for this extension. It was built to cater for over 20,000 patients and that figure now exceeds 40,000 annually. I would really appreciate if Mr. Reid could work with his team to see how, after funding has been allocated, we can work through the process of procurement, tender and construction. I look forward to his engagement on this. If he could send me a note, I would appreciate it.