Written answers

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Photo of Brian StanleyBrian Stanley (Laois, Sinn Fein)
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132. To ask the Minister for Health the commencement date for the consultation process for Portlaoise Hospital; and the timeframe for completion. [49182/19]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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As I have outlined previously, no decision has been made yet on the draft Action Plan for Portlaoise Hospital. I committed to ensuring that local clinicians and the community would be consulted with before a decision is made. The appointment of an independent external facilitator for the consultation process is being progressed.  The outcome of the consultation process will be a submission from my Department, setting out the key findings from the consultation process and recommended response to inform me in making a final decision on the draft Action Plan. 


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