8th September, 2015 – The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) has opened a dedicated information centre in Rialto where members of the public can view a physical 3D model of the proposed new children’s hospital, the hospital’s family accommodation unit, and the Children’s Research and Innovation Centre.
Children who attend the Cleft & Craniofacial Services both in Temple Street and the Orthodontic Unit on the St James’s campus joined the Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital Group, Eilísh Hardiman, to launch the new children’s hospital Information Centre on the South Circular Road, Dublin 8.
Paediatric Outpatient Department & Urgent Care Satellite Centre planned for Tallaght
The planning application for the new children’s hospital was submitted to An Bord Pleanála on 10th August 2015. The plans submittedincludedthose forthenew children’s hospital as well as for the two Paediatric OPD and Urgent Care Satellite Centres planned at Tallaght Hospital and Connolly Hospital
“The plans for the new children’s hospital on the St James’s site represent a fantastic opportunity where excellence in multidisciplinary clinical care, education and research can be intrinsically linked. It is with synergy between these areas, and links on the campus to a maternity and adult hospital, that we will be able to create not just a world class building but a world class academic teaching hospital.”
“The new children’s hospital is the most significant capital investment project ever undertaken in healthcare in Ireland and businesses in Dublin 8 stand to gain a lot from the fact that it is being developed in our community. We are very cognisant of the potential for the development of a ‘technology corridor’ in close proximity to a major healthcare campus.
“The inclusion of Social Benefit Clauses as a conditional part of the public procurement process, is not an insignificant contract. It includes training elements with local schools and pathways to employment. Real and sustainable jobs are the only way to break poverty and the hospital offers employment opportunities during construction and when construction is completed.”
“As a business owner and resident of Dublin 8, I’m a huge supporter of the development of the new children’s hospital on a shared campus with St James’s Hospital. Dublin 8 is a wonderful area to work and live in, but it would benefit enormously from this kind of investment. I have no doubt that a development of this scale would result in a much needed regeneration for the wider community.