On the 1st January 2019 the Children’s Hospital Group was replaced under legislation by the Children’s Health Ireland. Children’s Health Ireland is one of seven hospital groups established as part of the acute health sector reform programme. It will oversee the integration of the three children’s hospitals in advance of the move to the new children’s hospital. CHI is an academic healthcare organisation that is leading on the clinical and operational transformation of acute paediatric healthcare. The three children’s hospitals at Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght and the Children’s Hospital Group transitioned from four separate, independently governed entities into one new single organisation effective on 1st January 2019 to govern and operate local paediatric services in Dublin and all national paediatric services, some of which are on an all-island basis.
Children’s Health Ireland is led by Chief Excutive, Eilísh Hardiman. Children’s Health Ireland is the client for the new children’s hospital. It will ensure that the hospital is designed to enable future paediatric services to be delivered as efficiently and effectively as possible. The Children’s Hospital Programme is the programme of work for which the Children’s Health Ireland Board is responsible. It has three main pillars: to integrate the three hospitals, develop the ICT solution for the new facilities, and to act as client for the new children’s hospital and satellite centres’ capital project. This includes all the programme activities required to ensure the successful delivery of the Programme.