Appointment Announcement David Gunning
Children’s Health Ireland at Connolly in Blanchardstown opens
– The new facility, the first tangible element of the new children’s hospital project, will deliver upon the new paediatric model of care which brings care closer to the patient’s home
The new paediatric outpatient and urgent care centre, Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Connolly in Blanchardstown, will open on 31 July 2019.
Eight artists have been selected to develop innovative artworks for the public realm areas at the new children’s hospital and the two Paediatric Outpatients and Urgent Care Centres at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals.
Following a highly competitive open competition, eight artists have now been selected as part of the Children’s Hospital Group Public Art Programme to develop innovative artworks for the public spaces surrounding the new children’s hospital and the two new paediatric outpatients and urgent care centres at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals.
Ross Burns (21) from Inchicore is working as an Engineer’s Assistant on the new children’s hospital.
Pioneering Community Benefit Clauses creating jobs for local people and contracts for local businesses
4 new entrants* (10% of the workforce) employed full-time during enabling works, for 147 work weeks
270 person years** of employment (14,000 work weeks) to be delivered by new entrants over the remainder of the construction.
Minister for Health, Simon Harris, today (Friday) welcomed the announcement by the European Investment Bank of its decision to provide a loan of 490 million euro to Ireland to support the construction of the new children’s hospital and associated outpatient and urgent care centres.
The European Investment Bank today announced a EUR 490 million loan to support construction of the new children’s hospital and the two associated paediatric outpatients and urgent care centers at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals in Dublin.