Children’s hospital

Over the coming weeks, government and semi-state bodies will be convulsed by the struggle to save money. An obvious candidate for a review of very substantial expenditure plans is the proposed National Paediatric Hospital.

30th August, 2008

Over the coming weeks, government and semi-state bodies will be convulsed by the struggle to save money. An obvious candidate for a review of very substantial expenditure plans is the proposed National Paediatric Hospital.

Nobody is against rationalisation of hospital healthcare for children, but a broad consensus of professionals has very serious concerns about the single-campus solution at the Mater site.

Originally pencilled in at €700 million, official estimates now say that the project will...

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