Press Release

Minister announces £3million equipment grant for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin

The Minister for Health and Children, Mr Micheál Martin T.D. today (2 May 2001) announced the provision of an equipment grant of £3m to Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for the provision and replacement of urgent priority equipment and capital works. “I am pleased to be in a position to provide this money to the ERHA for the hospital which will enable it to upgrade and replace essential equipment in a number of key areas within the hospital” the Minister said.

The Minister has also asked the ERHA to finalize discussions with the relevant parties for the provision of Paediatric Surgery in the 3 Childrens´ Hospitals in Dublin

  • Temple Street
  • Adelaide and Meath Hospitals incorporating the National Childrens Hospital
  • Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin

The Minister is concerned that there has been no progress to date in the appointment of replacement and additional permanent consultant paediatric surgeons in Dublin due to the difficulties in reaching a consensus among the three Childrens’ Hospitals in relation to the Comhairle na nOispideal report of December 1998 entitled “Review of Paediatric Surgery Services”.