Dáil Éireann - Volume 590 - 12 October, 2004
Written Answers - Irish Blood Transfusion Service.
Ms Lynch Ms Lynch
251. Ms Lynch asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children if development of the interim facility for the Irish Blood Transfusion Service on the St. Finbarr’s Hospital site in Cork has commenced; if the development will be complete on schedule, by December 2004; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24412/04]
Ms Harney Ms Harney
Ms Harney:The design team for the interim facility for the Irish Blood Transfusion Service in Cork was appointed early in 2004. Procurement of the facility is being fast-tracked and construction work commenced on site in June 2004. The contract is being carried out in two phases to allow continuity of the existing service. Phase 1, the new interim laboratory building, is complete including commissioning, occupation and live testing. Construction work on phase 2, redevelopment of the existing laboratory building and donor clinic, has commenced and is currently on programme for completion in early December 2004.
Dáil Éireann 590 Written Answers Irish Blood Transfusion Service.