Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Department of Health
Healthcare Infrastructure Provision
239. To ask the Minister for Health if the new endoscopy unit and other medicine units proposed for Naas General Hospital, Naas, County Kildare, are included in the HSE capital plan for 2019; if so, when construction will commence and is expected to be completed regarding the improvements to the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30093/19]
240. To ask the Minister for Health if phase 3C of Naas General Hospital is included in the HSE capital plan for 2019; if so, when construction will commence and expect to be completed on the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30094/19]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 239 and 240 together.
My Department is currently in discussions with the Health Service Executive and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with a view to finalising the HSE capital plan over the coming weeks.
However, I have asked the Health Service Executive to provide you with details of the current position and plans regarding proposed capital developments at Naas General Hospital including the accommodation and ancillary services to support a new endoscopy unit, physical medicine unit, physical therapy unit, oncology unit and day procedure department and the new mental health unit on the grounds of Naas General Hospital.