The new children’s hospital
We are building a new hospital for the children of Ireland.
The new children’s hospital is the largest, most complex and significant capital investment project ever undertaken in healthcare in Ireland. It will bring the three existing children’s hospitals (Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, and the National Children’s Hospital at Tallaght Hospital) together into one entity on one campus, tri-located with St James’s Hospital and a planned maternity hospital.
The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) is the statutory body responsible for planning, designing, building and equipping the new children’s hospital. In April 2016, planning permission was granted for the hospital on the St James’s campus and the association outpatient and urgent care centres on the Tallaght Hospital and Connolly Hospital campuses, and this capital project is being progressed by the NPHDB. The Children’s Hospital Group is progressing the equally important service integration project, and in July 2017, Government approved the drafting of the Children’s Health Bill 2017 to establish a single entity to integrate the services currently provided by the three hospitals, prepare for the transition to the new facilities and ultimately to run the children’s hospital and outpatient and urgent care centres when they open.
The General Scheme of the Children’s Health Bill 2017