Tuesday 20 March 2018

Hospital is a towering mistake

Yet another problem rears its head in relation to the proposed new Children's hospital. The enormous height of the proposed building precludes the placement of a helipad on the top, due to safety concerns (Irish Independent December 30).

Given that a helipad is a crucial component of a modern children's hospital, not only in relation to emergency access, but more particularly for urgent cases being transferred to the UK or elsewhere for life-saving treatment, this oversight is a critical one.

Once more, the construction of the most important hospital to be built in the history of the State is being undermined by the choice of an inappropriate site.

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