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Figures behind new children's hospital

Published 12/10/2010 | 15:32

The new National Children's Hospital is expected to admit its first young patient by 2015.

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Here are the figures behind the controversial Eccles Street site, which will merge three children's hospitals across the capital - Temple Street, Crumlin and Tallaght.



- The facility will have 445 beds over 16 storeys, including 53 day care beds and 392 single room en-suite in-patient beds, with 62 for critical care;



- 13 operating theatres;



- Overnight in-room beds for parents, family accommodation nearby and a family resource centre;



- Play areas, external gardens, courtyards and a therapy pool with a hydro-pool and gym;



- A 1,000-space multi-storey car park, with free parking for families of critically ill children or those in long-term care;



- The project is estimated to cost €650 - €100m less than expected. Some €400m will be allocated by the Exchequer, €50m by the HSE, €90m from car parking, retail units and private clinics. The remaining €110m will be met from fundraising;

- Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2014, with Dublin's sickest children being treated there within months.



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