Tuesday 6 November 2012

Cabinet picks St James’s as site for new children’s hospital

THE Cabinet has picked St James Hospital as the location for the new national children's hospital.
The hospital will be built on lands in and around St James Hospital.
Health Minister Dr James Reilly formally announced the decision this afternoon.
Dr Reilly was be accompanied by Children's Minister Frances Fitzgerald and junior health minister Alex White.
He added today that it was regrettable that €26m of the €39m already spent on the Mater site would not be recovered.
Earlier he conceded that an original deadline of 2016 for the hospital to be built will not be met.
He also said hospital will cost over €500m to build, although this is less than the €650m that it 
would have cost at the Mater site.

Fionnan Sheahan
Read the article @ The Irish Independent

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