Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Health

Healthcare Infrastructure Provision

Matt Shanahan (Waterford, Independent)
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702. To ask the Minister for Health if the commitment to the building of a second cath lab at University Hospital Waterford will be reaffirmed; if so, the date on which a build contract will be signed off; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5927/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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The Estates unit in the Health Service Executive has been tasked with the delivery of additional capacity (infrastructure and equipment) nationwide in the effort for the containment and prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus - COVID-19. This has resulted in delays to works and schedules.

Funding has been allocated in the Capital Plan for the provision of 2nd Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford. Planning Permission is in place for this project and applications for fire and disability certification are currently in progress. Preparation of contract documentation has commenced; contractor selection is underway, and it is anticipated the project will go to tender before late July.

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