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Colonel Ryan asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health if he will state (a) if the construction of the county hospital, Cashel, County Tipperary, is yet completed, and, if so, on what date did completion take place; (b) what was the amount of moneys in excess of the contract price (Â£60,799) paid or payable to Farmer Bros., contractors; (c) if the work was carried out to the satisfaction of the Department’s inspectors, and, if so,  what is the cause of the present delay in making the hospital available for patients.
Dr. Ward Dr. Ward
Dr. Ward: As regards (a) the county hospital at Cashel was substantially completed, except for the nurses’ home, in March, 1938.
As regards (b) the value of the work done is not available pending the final report of the quantity surveyor, and the amount payable in excess of the contract price cannot at present be stated. The sum of Â£60,799 is the contract price for the erection of the county hospital (exclusive of the nurses’ home), and according to the latest return of expenditure received from the local authority Â£54,420 in respect of the hospital contract had been paid, and a further amount of Â£1,000 had been certified for payment, the balance of the contract being shown as retention money.
As regards (c) certain defects in the structure are at present being remedied, and a final inspection by the Department’s inspector has been postponed until they are made good. The hospital can be opened to the reception of patients when the nurses’ home has been completed.
Colonel Ryan Colonel Ryan
Colonel Ryan: Arising out of that reply, is the Parliamentary Secretary aware that the back wall is so defective that it is almost impossible to remedy it? That, at any rate, is the general statement made in the country and I want to know if it is a fact that the back wall is defective from top to bottom and that it cannot be remedied?
Dr. Ward Dr. Ward
Dr. Ward: I am not aware that that is so.