Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Health
703. To ask the Minister for Health when the subcontracted modular cath lab service provided by a company (details supplied) for diagnostic angiograms will recommence activity at University Hospital Waterford in view of the fact it has been closed since early February 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5928/20]
704. To ask the Minister for Health when the refurbishment works to the existing main cath lab at University Hospital Waterford will be completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5929/20]
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.
Building works have already been completed in respect of the refurbishment of the existing Cath Lab at University Hospital Waterford, they are awaiting the installation and commissioning of equipment as part of the Equipment Replacement Programme. It is expected the equipment supplier will be on site in mid-June to complete these works and estimated the equipment will be commissioned by late July.