NPHDB is subject to the FOI Act 2014.
Before you decide to make a request for information under FOI from the NPHDB, why not explore our website? The information you seek may already be available.
All Freedom of Information requests must be submitted on the attached application form. Please click here to access the application form.
A Freedom of Information Form can be submitted to NPHDB by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to;
Attn: Freedom of Information Officer
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board
Block A, Herberton,
St James’s Walk, Rialto,
If you have any enquiries or questions in relation to Freedom of Information relating to the NPHDB you can contact our Freedom of Information Officer on 01 556 4538
Information We Hold
The NPHDB holds information relating to the design, building and equipping of the new children’s hospital development.
There is no longer an application fee when making an initial FOI request.
Internal Review Fees
A standard application fee of €30 must accompany an application for internal review under section 14 of the Act.
A reduced fee of €10 applies if the person bringing the application is a medical card holder or a dependent of a medical card holder.
The following internal review applications are free of charge:
Review by Information Commissioner
A standard application fee of €50 must accompany applications to the Information Commissioner for review of decisions made by public bodies under section 34 of the Act.
A reduced fee of €15 applies if
The following applications to the Information Commissioner do not require an application fee:
Search and retrieval and photocopying fees
Fees may be charged, for the searching for, retrieval of and copying of records, as follows:
Section 27 of the FOI Act sets out the rules for applying search and retrieval fees. Fees are currently set as follows in accordance with Statutory Instruments No. 531 of 2014
You can contact the Freedom of Information Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or (01) 556 4538.
Establishment of National Paediatric Hospital Development Board
The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (the “NPHDB”) was established by the Minister for Health & Children by Statutory Instrument SI 246 of 2007 on 23rd May, 2007.
The NPHDB is responsible for planning, designing, building, equipping and furnishing a new children’s hospital in accordance with the high-level framework brief which was commissioned by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The brief includes advice on the preferred national network of paediatric care, on the core services to be delivered at the new children’s hospital, and on the additional range of services to be provided outside of the main hospital. This includes an assessment of the range of services to be provided through the Satellites Centres, and the preferred location(s) for these services, taking account of international best practice in the planning of children’s hospital services.
NPHDB established its FOI Body in April 2015 in order to comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2014.
Roles, Responsibilities and Functions
Freedom of Information Officer
Classes of Documentation
Membership of the NPHDB
Under the terms of the Statutory Instrument, the Minister for Health may appoint thirteen members to the Board – a Chairperson and twelve ordinary members.
Click here to view NPH Development Board Members.
Corporate Plans/Strategies – Not applicable