Written answers

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Department of Health

Departmental Properties

Photo of John BradyJohn Brady (Wicklow, Sinn Fein)
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309. To ask the Minister for Health the plans for the site of the former St. Brigid’s nursing home at Crooksling, Brittas, County Dublin; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12003/23]

Photo of Stephen DonnellyStephen Donnelly (Wicklow, Fianna Fail)
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A HSE review of the possible future use of the former St Brigid’s Nursing Home, Crooksling was undertaken which determined that the site was no longer required for healthcare provision.

Options regarding the future use of the former St Brigid’s, Nursing Home, Crooksling continue to be evaluated by relevant Government Departments, including possible use as accommodation in response to the Ukraine humanitarian crisis.

My Department and the HSE have engaged with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) over the course of 2022 and this year in relation to the sourcing of properties which may be suitable for use in providing accommodation for refugees. As part of this engagement, the Department of Health has provided to DCEDIY a comprehensive overview of those properties currently owned by the HSE, and surplus to health service requirements, which may be suitable for the provision of accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. Some 300 properties, including Crooksling, were identified in the overview and details of these properties were provided to DCEDIY in 2022.

Engagement on this work is ongoing in 2023 and I, my Department and the HSE will continue to contribute to the to the all of Government approach to the Ukrainian response.


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