Saturday 3 December 2016

Reservations over maternity hospital plan

Published 29/05/2015 | 02:30

The maternity hospital will be relocated from Holles Street under the plan
The maternity hospital will be relocated from Holles Street under the plan

Significant reservations about the ability of the new national maternity hospital to get planning permission on the campus of St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin have emerged.

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The maternity hospital will be relocated from Holles Street under the plan.

The St Vincent’s Hospital Healthcare Group told the HSE that it had the potential to impact on traffic flow into and out of the campus.

A spokesman for Health Minister Leo Varadkar said yesterday that “clearly relations between the HSE and St Vincent’s are not in a good place.

“There needs to be more dialogue between the two.”

He is concerned that the absence of a good working relationship is detrimental to the health service.

The Department of Health is to convene a meeting between the HSE and St Vincent’s so that the two parties can find a resolution. A planning application will be made in the summer.

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