Sheehan wants to build new children's hospital on grounds of Connolly Hospital site

Private hospital pioneer believes the plan to build at the St James's Hospital site is absolute insanity' and says his motivation is purely altruistic, writes Susan Mitchell.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
26th January, 2014
Jimmy Sheehan: 'Do we want to press ahead on a rubbish site, or do something world class for children?' Picture: Feargal Ward

Private hospital pioneer Jimmy Sheehan and the Jack and Jill Foundation have advanced plans to build a New Children's Hospital of Ireland beside Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Sheehan said the proposal to build a 384-bed children's hospital on the state-owned site came about after he was contacted by Jack and Jill founder and chief executive Jonathan Irwin some months ago.

He said he would be in a position to develop a hospital in...

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