Dáil Éireann - Volume 653 - 08 May, 2008

Written Answers. - Hospitals Building Programme.

Deputy Brian Hayes asked the Minister for Health and Children if she will confirm that the new national paediatric hospital at the Mater Hospital can only be built once the newly proposed adult hospital at the Mater is completed; the proposed timeframe for the construction of both new hospitals at the Mater; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [17605/08]

  Deputy Mary Harney: The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board has responsibility for planning, designing, building, furnishing and equipping the new national paediatric hospital. The Health Service Executive is working closely with the Development Board in progressing the project. My Department has asked the HSE to have a reply issued directly to the Deputy on the specific issues raised.