Press Release

Minister Martin provides £27m capital boost to Our Lady´s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin

Micheál Martin, TD, Minister for Health & Children, announced today (Thursday 20 December) that his Department is providing, through the ERHA, £27m to Our Lady´s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin for major capital works which will deliver “significantly improved facilities at the Hospital from early 2004” the Minister said.

The funding of £27m to be allocated under the National Development Plan will allow for the building and equipping of:

  • 5 new full operating theatres;
  • 2 day theatres;
  • a new day ward;
  • ancillary changing rooms; and,
  • a new Sterile and Clinical waste disposal unit (CSSD).

The Minister speaking today said “the work on this development will begin in February 2002 and will take 21 months to complete. The new facilities will start to be used by patients early in 2004.”

The Minister continued by saying that “This latest investment will ensure that children on waiting lists for surgery and other procedures can expect a high quality service within a reasonable period of time. The investment, linked with the other major capital projects under the NDP and Health Strategy (e.g. St Vincent´s Hospital Elm Park, Mater\Temple St. development, James Connolly Memorial Blanchardstown, and Naas amongst others) demonstrate this Government´s commitment to the enhancement of acute hospital services in the eastern region”.