The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (the “NPHDB”) was established by the Minister for Health & Children by Statutory Instrument (S.I.) 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 paediatric outpatients and urgent care centres, and the preferred location(s) for these services, taking account of international best practice in the planning of children’s hospital services.
The functions of the NPHDB, as outlined in S.I. 246 of 2007, are:
The other functions of the NPHDB are currently undertaken by the Children’s Hospital Group Board (CHGB). These functions are as follows:
Responsibility for these functions passed to the CHGB on the13th September 2013, as set out in an operational agreement between the NPHDB, the CHGB and the HSE and approved by the Department of Health. Legislation is currently being prepared for Government approval to formally establish the CHGB, and amend the statutory functions of the NPHDB accordingly.
Under the terms of the Statutory Instrument, the Minister for Health may appoint thirteen members to the Board – a Chairperson and twelve ordinary members http://www.newchildrenshospital.ie/the-project/the-national-paediatric-hospital-development-board/