Dáil Éireann - Volume 649 - 04 March, 2008
Written Answers. - Hospitals Building Programme.
Deputy Joe Carey Deputy Joe Carey
Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Health and Children the development works that have taken place at Limerick Regional Hospital since 2003 to date in 2008; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8876/08]
Deputy Mary Harney Deputy Mary Harney
Deputy Mary Harney: My Department provided funding of €0.094m to the Mid-Western Health Board for Oncology specific capital developments at  Limerick Regional Hospital during 2003. In addition, funding of €12.425m in 2003 and €6.104m in 2004 was provided to the Mid-Western Health Board to support a range of minor capital initiatives, including equipment replacement across the Board’s area, including any such projects at the Mid-West Regional Hospital.
Operational responsibility for the management and delivery of health and personal social services was assigned to the Health Service Executive under the Health Act 2004. Therefore the Executive is the appropriate body to consider the particular matter raised by the Deputy in relation to the period from 2005 to date. My Department has requested that the Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Executive investigate the matter and issue a reply directly to the Deputy in relation to developments at Limerick Regional Hospital.
Dáil Éireann 649 Written Answers. Hospitals Building Programme.