AQW 39885/11-15

Mr Ross Hussey
Ulster Unionist Party
West Tyrone

Tabled Date: 08/12/2014
Answered On Date: 19/12/2014
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister of Health, Social Services and Public Safety what equipment, including ancillary equipment, has been removed from Erne Hospital prior to demolition.

Following the transfer of equipment to the new South West Acute Hospital, approximately 90% of the equipment remaining in the Erne Hospital prior to demolition was removed and taken to other Western Trust facilities.
In addition, following a public notice on 20 November 2013 calling for expressions of interests from charities, the remaining non-medical equipment was grouped into 29 lots and offered for charitable donation, with an additional 4 lots of overseas packages.
A small number of items of redundant medical equipment were assessed as not suitable for re-use. These items were safely disposed of in accordance with the trust equipment disposal policy.
A comprehensive list of all the equipment referred above is available in the NI Assembly Library. This list includes equipment from the operating theatres which was transferred directly to the new South West Acute Hospital and also to other Western Trust facilities