There are numerous benefits to having one national children’s hospital where all complex care can be provided to serve the needs of children, young people and families.
By merging three children’s hospitals into one, all the paediatric specialists will be working under one roof. This means that children who are very sick, in particular, those who have complicated health issues, can be treated without having to go to different hospitals.
Tri-location is achieved by designing the children’s hospital on a campus shared with St. James’s Adult Hospital and in time the Coombe women’s and infants university hospital. Tri-location of paediatric, adult and maternity services has benefits for infants, children, young people and adults. This is because of the breadth and depth of specialties and sub-specialties exist on a campus to treat complex conditions. It is joined up thinking to create a better future. One where care is delivered in a medical campus that facilitates specialist expertise shared across adult, child and infant. Along with a campus wide approach to sharing services and infrastructure, it facilitates the scale and scope for shared learning in clinical practice, research, innovation and education.