Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Department of Health
Respite Care Services Funding
307. To ask the Minister for Health the impact on respite services due to budgetary constraints in view of the overspend on the national children’s hospital; if funding for existing beds will be affected; if planned respite beds for both adult and paediatric patients that were planned to be delivered over the next five years will be fully funded or not; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [24885/19]
My Department is continuing to work with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and the Health Service Executive in a process to finalise as soon as possible a multi-annual Capital Plan for the HSE, which will include capital projects to be funded in 2019 and beyond, having regard to the available capital funding, the number of large national capital projects currently underway and the cashflow requirements attaching to each project.
Projects that are currently in construction and are contractually committed will not be affected.