23. Deputy Eamon Scanlon asked the Minister for Health the status of the new diabetes centre at Sligo General Hospital; when works are due to commence; the proposed completion date of the building; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 6207/18 asked on 08 Feb 2018)

Minister for Health (Deputy Simon Harris): The tender process for the Diabetes Day Centre is underway with short-listing of contractors due to be completed shortly. Once a contractor has been selected, funding approval will be required in order to progress with the appointment of the contractor. The project has a timescale of 9 months once building works commence.