Delivering Ireland's New Children's Hospital

Project Monitoring Committee


The Role of the Project Monitoring Committee
The new children’s hospital Project Monitoring Committee is to develop a process for communication and dialogue and to manage and address residents’ concerns and issues during the construction phase of the project and work as a collaborative group to mitigate and resolve these issues.

Project Overview
The role of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board is to plan, design and equip the new children’s hospital on the St. James’s Hospital campus. A planning application for the project was lodged to An Bord Pleanála in August 2015 and in April 2016 planning permission was granted. In August 2016 site clearance works got underway and early in 2017 full construction works are scheduled to commence and be completed in 2021.

Primary Objectives of the Project Monitoring

  • Serve as a two-way communication channel between NPHDB and local residents/representatives on the construction of the new children’s hospital
  • Frequency of meetings should be at least monthly until full construction is underway to ensure process is agreed
  • Provide timely information to the Group on upcoming construction works and likely impact
  • Provide a forum for open discussion and reporting on matters concerning construction impacts. These would include issues such as noise, vibration, traffic, dust, working hours, timelines etc and the effectiveness of any construction mitigation measures
  • Agree monitoring and reporting templates
  • Agree material and communications protocol (meetings, webpage, social media app etc) for circulation to wider audience
  • Develop a forum to resolve issues/conflicts in a timely and collaborative manner
  • Ensure that impacts have been mitigated properly to the agreement of local residents

The Role of the Technical Advisor
The Residents elected to the Project Monitoring Committee will be supported by a Technical Advisor. Technical aspects covered should be issues like noise vibration, dust monitoring, condition surveys, construction traffic, method statements and other aspects agreed by the Resident Project Monitoring Committee.

The Role of the Community Facilitator
The Community facilitator will manage a process of information exchange with the 12 resident associations connected to the project.