Monday 19 February 2018

Eilish O'Regan: Hospital rivalry may yet be the toughest hurdle

Tallaght Hospital, Dublin
Tallaght Hospital, Dublin
Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown
Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

There's no politics like medical politics. We can brace ourselves for more hospital rivalries and turf wars in coming years.

The planning green light for the long-awaited National Children's Hospital may have been given - but that guarantees only that there will be a building. It is very much a first step.

The three children's hospitals in Crumlin, Temple St and Tallaght will have to merge in more than name under the one roof.

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