Friday August 14, 2020

Children’s hospital plans – where did it all go wrong?

The establishment of a single national children’s hospital resulted in the biggest inter-hospital controversy to hit the health services in many years.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
8th December, 2007

The establishment of a single national children’s hospital resulted in the biggest inter-hospital controversy to hit the health services in many years.

Against a background of local politics and religious tensions, a joint HSE / Department of Health task force recommended a site beside the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital on Eccles Street in Dublin City Centre for the new national children’s hospital.

The decision, which was made in 2006, has proven hugely...

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