Planning has been granted for a new, world-class national children’s hospital in Dublin
The news was confirmed by Health Minister Leo Varadkar on Thursday morning.
Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has confirmed that planning has been granted for a new national children’s hospital in Dublin.
.@finegael Absolutely fantastic news. Planning granted for new national Children's Hospital! Great news for all the children of Ireland
— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) April 28, 2016
A planning application for the hospital was submitted to An Bord Pleanála last August and work can now progress on a project that is expected to be completed by 2020.
The new children’s hospital will share a campus with St James’s Hospital in Dublin and will bring together the three existing children’s hospitals (Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and the National Children’s Hospital, Tallaght) to deliver the best care and treatments available under the one roof.
At a cost of €650 million, it represents the most significant capital investment project ever undertaken in healthcare in Ireland and promises a world-class physical environment, making it a much better experience for children and their families.
For more information, check out the National Children’s Hospital website.