Children's hospital: it's a very long story

The selection of St James's in Dublin as the site for the National Children's Hospital has been welcomed by some, but serious problems still lie ahead, writes Susan Mitchell.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
11th November, 2012
Children's hospital: it's a very long story
Dr James Reilly, the Minister for Health: 'It is an absolute fact that there cannot be a perfect site.' Photo: Photocall

Almost 20 years after the group that represents Irish paediatricians, the Faculty of Paediatrics, called for the development of a national children's hospital, a Dublin city centre site has been selected.

At a projected cost of more than €500 million, it will be the biggest capital project undertaken by this government.

A previous site at the Mater Hospital, in the north inner city, came unstuck because of planning problems, and the government will be hoping that...

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