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Thursday 27 July 2017

New children's hospital finally set in motion

Health Minister Simon Harris, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Senator James Reilly and children’s hospital chief Eilish Hardiman, with Isabelle Kiernan (10), Max Cleary (13), Darragh Barry-Donnachie (14) and Ashleigh Kiernan (14), set the foundation stone for the new children’s hospital. Photo: Julien Behal
Health Minister Simon Harris, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Senator James Reilly and children’s hospital chief Eilish Hardiman, with Isabelle Kiernan (10), Max Cleary (13), Darragh Barry-Donnachie (14) and Ashleigh Kiernan (14), set the foundation stone for the new children’s hospital. Photo: Julien Behal

It has had years of setbacks, but the foundation stone for the national children's hospital was finally cast yesterday.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Health Minister Simon Harris said major work on the hospital - to be built on the campus of St James's Hospital in Dublin - would begin in a matter of weeks.

The site has been cleared for the €1bn hospital, which will have two satellite centres and is planned to be ready in late 2021.

It will see the closure of the three existing children's hospitals.

Irish Independent

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