New building will accommodate 38 beds for skin care and neurology
The new National Maternity Hospital is to treat adult patients with skin and neurological conditions in 38 beds which are to be accommodated in the €300m facility.
The beds, which are part of St Vincent's public hospital, are to be installed because the existing dermatology and neurology departments in St Vincent's have to be demolished.
A spokeswoman for St Vincent's Healthcare Group confirmed yesterday that wards are allocated in the new building to St Vincent's University Hospital because its dermatology and neurology departments, as well as other hospital facilities, are currently located where the new maternity hospital will be constructed.
"These existing facilities will have to be demolished to facilitate the construction, and will be reaccommodated in the new building. This sharing of services is the very reason this arrangement was contained in the November 2016 agreement between St Vincent's and the National Maternity Hospital."