QUESTION NO: 232
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Health (Leo Varadkar)
by Deputy Bernard J. Durkan
for WRITTEN ANSWER on 09/07/2015
* To ask the Minister for Health the progress in respect of the provision of the new National Children’s Hospital; when ithe planning procedures will be completed in full; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
– Bernard J. Durkan T.D.
The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board is the statutory body responsible for planning, designing, building and equipping the new children’s hospital. The new hospital will be co-located with St James’s Hospital, and ultimately tri-located with the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital, which will re-locate to the campus in due course. In addition to the main hospital, the project includes two satellite centres at the campuses of Tallaght and Connolly Hospitals.
Design development for the hospitals and satellite centres is ongoing and a planning submission is to be made in the coming weeks. Subject to planning, work is scheduled to commence at the main site at St. James’s, and at satellite centre sites at Connolly and Tallaght, in early 2016.