Dáil Éireann - Volume 374 - 28 October, 1987

Written Answers. - Hospital Developments Allocations.

209. Mr. Howlin asked the Minister for Health if he will outline the financial [1626] allocations for 1987 from the recently published Public Capital Programme for the major hospital developments planned or under way in Waterford, Wexford and Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Minister for Health (Dr. O'Hanlon): Provision is included in the health capital programme for the hospital developments at Waterford, Wexford and Sligo. Construction work is in progress on the Ardkeen Hospital scheme and I have recently approved of the acceptance of tenders for the Wexford and Sligo projects. The expenditure required for these developments in 1987 will depend on several factors which are difficult to determine accurately, including the rate at which the building work proceeds in Ardkeen and the precise dates of commencement of construction at Wexford and Sligo and I cannot say at this stage how much exactly will be spent on the projects in the current year.