Children who attend the Cleft & Craniofacial Services both in Temple Street and the Orthodontic Unit on the St James’s campus joined Eilísh Hardiman, Chief Executive of the Children’s Hospital Group, to launch the new children’s hospital Information Centre on the South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Pictured is Saoirse Dunne with her father, Damien, mother, Elisha and brother, James.
18th September, 2015 – a new children’s hospital Information Centre on the South Circular Road, Dublin 8 has been opened and children who attend the Cleft & Craniofacial Services both in Temple Street and the Orthodontic Unit on the St James’s campus joined CEO of the Children’s Hospital Group, Eilísh Hardiman to mark the launch.
Eilísh Hardiman, CEO Children’s Hospital Group said: “The new children’s hospital on a campus shared with St James’s Hospital is the largest and most significant capital investment project ever undertaken in healthcare in Ireland. Its completion will result in better clinical outcomes, improved survival rates for the sickest children and young people and will significantly enhance the experience of services for children, young people their families and staff.”
Georgina Wade, Cathaoirleach, Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland said: “The children and families that we represent require extensive and multiple surgeries and treatments from early childhood through to adulthood. A good inpatient and outpatient experience is really important in these impressionable young years. The Association welcomes the opportunity that families will get to see the new hospital model as they will be able to see for themselves how the new design can improve these early experiences”.
Members of the public can view a physical 3D model of the proposed new children’s hospital, the hospital’s family accommodation unit, and the Children’s Research and Innovation Centre; review all of the content submitted to An Bord Pleanála in soft copy, as well as access FAQ documents and information boards which detail the various aspects of the new children’s hospital project, at the new dedicated information centre.
The centre is located at 568 South Circular Road, Rialto, Dublin 8 (beside Rialto Credit Union) and is open at the following times:
- Monday 11am – 2pm
- Tuesday 11am – 2pm
- Wednesday 11am – 2pm
- Thursday 4pm – 7pm
- Friday 2pm – 5pm
At the start of August, the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) submitted the planning application for the new children’s hospital as well as for the two Paediatric OPD and Urgent Care Satellite Centres at Tallaght Hospital and Connolly Hospital to An Bord Pleanála.