Minister Joe O’Brien welcomes Health Capital Funding of over €4.2 million for healthcare facilities in Dublin Fingal

26th May, 2022

  • The overall health capital funding available in 2022 is €1.02 billion, an increase of 4% on 2021.

Minister Joe O’Brien, TD has welcomed funding of over €4.2 million for healthcare facilities in Dublin Fingal announced today under the Health Service Executive’s Capital Plan for 2022, which outlines the strategic priorities for the Health Investment Programme.

The 2022 Capital Plan reiterates the government’s commitment to investing in our health and social care service.  It plays a critical role in enabling and enhancing service provision, and to drive the reforms of universal healthcare, set out in Sláintecare.

Welcoming the funding Minister O’Brien said:

I am delighted that a total of €4,260,000 will be spent on healthcare facilities in my constituency including the refurbishment of Lusk and Skerries Primary Care Centres, St. Ita’s Portrane and a new high support community residence for Swords.

I am delighted to see the overall increase in the health capital funding available for 2022 which is up to €1.02 billion, an increase of 4% on 2021 funding.  This funding will aid the move towards better care in the community.”

The funding includes investment to facilitate reorienting the model of care away from acute hospitals and towards primary and community settings and addressing capacity and infrastructural deficits that exist in the system.

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Notes to Editor:

See table below of projects funded in Dublin Fingal:

Lusk Primary Care Centre Refurbishment, reconfiguration and extension of Lusk Primary Care Centre on existing PCC site. 50000
Skerries Refurbishment, reconfiguration and extension of Skerries Primary Care Centre on existing PCC site. 150000
St. Ita’s, Portrane Upgrade and refurbishment of 123 Block at St. Ita’s Portrane. Final Phase – Kitchen works. 710000
Swords Provision of a purpose built High Support Community Residence to provide accomodation for the residents of Carlton House (10). Site to be arranged. 50000
National Forensic Mental Health Services Phase 1- National Forensic Mental Health Hospital – 80 No. replacement and 40 No. additional Beds. Additionally, part of this project are the Child and Adolescent Mental Health facility 10 No. beds and Intensive Care Rehabilitation Unit 30 No. beds, as proposed by Vision for Change. 3300000