Press Release

Minister announces additional funding for Our Lady´s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin

Mr Micheál Martin, TD, Minister for Health and Children, today announced that he has provided additional funding of€1.63m to meet the cost of recruiting 18 additional nursing staff to the Intensive Care Unit at Our Lady´s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin. Despite the worldwide shortage of expertise in this area, the Hospital has been successful in sourcing suitably qualified nurses through a recent recruitment campaign in Bahrain and elsewhere. The Minister has been assured that the recruitment of the additional staff will enable the Hospital to operate its full complement of 21 Intensive Care / High Dependency beds.

The additional funding will also cover the full year cost of commissioning five replacement theatres, new recovery beds and a modern Central Sterile Supplies Department at Our Lady´s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin.

These facilities are part of a €30m Exchequer investment in a new Operating Department at the Hospital.