New children's hospital gets the green light
The go-ahead has been given for Ireland's new children's hospital and construction is due to begin this summer.
The news was announced this morning that An Bord Pleanála have granted planning permission for the new children’s hospital on a campus shared with St. James’s Hospital.
The news was welcomed today by families of sick children, the country’s leading paediatric clinicians, the staff of the three children’s hospitals and the CEOs of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght.
The new children’s hospital to be built on a campus shared with St. James’s Hospital.
Children’s Hospital Group CEO Eilísh Hardiman said this morning: “This truly is a watershed day for children, young people and their families.
"Today’s decision will positively transform how paediatric services are delivered for children and young people here in Ireland.
"These buildings are a significant catalyst for how the new national model of care will be delivered.
"We are now firmly on our way to making this long awaited children’s hospital a reality," she continued.
"Anyone who deals with paediatric services in Ireland – as a patient, a parent or as a member of staff - fully understands how badly this new facility is needed.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board and the Design teams BDP & O’Connell Mahon, and all that contributed to getting us to this milestone”.