Plan for private children's clinic collapses

Plans to develop the country's first private children's clinic have collapsed after VHI Healthcare pulled out of the project.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
24th February, 2013
Eamonn Fitzgerald, chief executive, Hermitage.

Plans to develop the country's first private children's clinic have collapsed after VHI Healthcare pulled out of the project. The clinic was to be built on the same grounds as the 101-bed Hermitage Medical Clinic in Lucan, west Dublin.

"Regrettably, we took the decision not to progress with this on the basis that the costs were prohibitive to us at this point in time," said VHI in a statement. The Hermitage Clinic, which is backed...

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