Dublin Is To Get A New 'World-Class' Children's Hospital

Construction is expected to begin this summer

Childrens Hospital

Permission has been granted to construct a long-waited children’s hospital in Dublin, starting this summer.

After years of debate, the new children’s hospital will be built on a campus shared with St. James’s Hospital. Merging the three existing hospitals in Crumlin, Temple St and Tallaght, the new hospital is expected to open in 2020, according to Independent.ie.

Children’s Hospital Group CEO Eilísh Hardiman said of the new,

This truly is a watershed day for children, young people and their families […] 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. 

The CEOs of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital (Helen Short), the Temple Street Children’s University Hospital (Mona Baker) and the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght Hospital (David Slevin), jointly described the hospital as a "world-class" facility.

The planned opening date for the new children's hospital is autumn 2020.

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