Monday 26 September 2016

Model of children's hospital unveiled

Published 19/09/2015 | 02:30

Pictured is Saoirse Dunne, her mother Elisha and brother James with Eilísh Hardiman, chief executive of the Children's Hospital Group, at the launch of a new information centre
Pictured is Saoirse Dunne, her mother Elisha and brother James with Eilísh Hardiman, chief executive of the Children's Hospital Group, at the launch of a new information centre

Members of the public are invited to view a 3D model of what the new national children's hospital will look like when it is finally built - which is hoped will be in 2019.

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The model is on display at a new hospital information centre located at 568 South Circular Road, Rialto, Dublin 8 - which will be open at various times during weekdays.

Planning permission for the hospital, to be built on the campus of St James's Hospital, was submitted last month and the hope is that it will be completed by 2019. The facility will cost around €650m and will replace the existing three children's hospitals.

Children who attend the cleft and craniofacial services in Temple Street Hospital and the orthodontic unit on the St James's campus got a first glimpse of the model yesterday after it was unveiled by Eilish Hardiman, chief executive of the children's hospital group.

The new centre will also allow people view the application submitted to An Bord Pleanála in soft copy, as well as access 'frequently asked questions' documents and information boards about the facility.

Two satellite centres, in Tallaght and Connolly hospitals, are also being planned.

Irish Independent

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