Thursday, 1 April 2021
Department of Health
347. To ask the Minister for Health the progress made to date to provide a new emergency department for Galway University Hospital; when the new emergency department will be operational in the hospital; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17897/21]
Enabling works for the temporary ED are in progress and work on construction is due to commence at the end April/early May. It is anticipated that the handover of the internal re-planned area of the temporary ED will be at the end of Q2 2022. Fitting out will then be undertaken.
Separately, a design team has developed a feasibility report for the construction of a permanent ED and Women & Children’s Block at University Hospital Galway.