For Oral Answer on : 21/09/2023
Question Number(s): 36 Question Reference(s): 40411/23
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Health to outline the involvement, if any, of his Department in the provision of a new building for the Cork University Dental School and Hospital; the indicative timetable for the construction and completion of the new building; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
In June of this year, Minister Harris and I announced a number of options to expand third level places for healthcare. A report by the Higher Education Authority found, with investment, an additional 63 Dentists could potentially be trained annually.
This expansion is being considered in the context of the Budget/Estimates Processes and National Development Plan review.