Press Release

Latest designs for the new children’s hospital are shared

Latest designs for the new children’s hospital are shared

Latest designs for the new children’s hospital are shared

Significant Improvements in clinical outcomes for complex cases can be expected when all services are delivered under one roof

Opportunities to expand on clinical synergies with St. James’s Hospital and to strengthen research ties will enhance the overall care provided to children, young people and families

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) today shared the latest designs for the new children’s hospital with members of the Oireachtas and with residents in the local Dublin 8 community. These meetings build on the extensive engagement that has taken place in recent weeks with patient advocacy groups, existing children’s hospital staff, families and the national Youth Advisory Committee. The engagement sessions have helped to inform the latest designs that are being shared today.

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said: “Today marks another important milestone in the development of our new Children’s Hospital which will be the largest single capital investment in health in the history of the State. The design team has done superb work on the new Children’s Hospital and recently we saw some exciting images of what it’s going to look like. The next step is the planning application, with building work expected to start on all sites in early 2016. The first children should be seen in 2017 at the satellite centres at Connolly and Tallaght. I’m delighted that the three hospitals are already working together to prepare for this major transition.”

Read the full press release here.