Dáil Éireann - Volume 600 - 13 April, 2005
Written Answers. - Hospitals Building Programme.
Mr. Deasy Mr. Deasy
181. Mr. Deasy asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the progress that has been made on the proposed redevelopment of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dungarvan, County Waterford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11471/05]
Mr. S. Power Mr. S. Power
Mr. S. Power: The Health Act 2004 provided for the Health Service Executive, which was established on 1 January 2005. Under the Act the executive has the responsibility to manage and deliver or arrange to be delivered on its behalf health and personal social services. As part of the executive’s responsibility to prepare and submit an annual service plan for my approval, it is obliged under section 31 of the Act to indicate any capital plans proposed by the executive. In this process the executive can be expected to have regard to the full range of potential capital developments, its own criteria in determining priorities, available resources and any other relevant factors. The Health Service Executive’s national capital plan is being examined by my Department.
Dáil Éireann 600 Written Answers. Hospitals Building Programme.