Tuesday 28 February 2012

Expert group will not decide on hospital location

AN EXPERT group set up to look at the implications of An Bord Pleanála’s rejection of planning permission for the new children’s hospital on the Mater site will not decide on a future location. Rather the group led by former HSE chairman Frank Dolphin will examine the implications of the decision, a spokesman for Minister for Health James Reilly said yesterday. The Cabinet is expected to consider the issue on Tuesday. It is also likely to consider the establishment of a second group to focus on whether the planning process can be adapted to allow for consultation with An Bord Pleanála while projects are developed so that they do not fall at the final hurdle.

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