The the site of the new National Children’s Hospital has received yet more criticism after a number of the country’s county councils have called for the new hospital to be moved.
According to reports 80% of County Councils have so far voted in favour of moving the hospital, with man calling the planned location on the grounds of St James’ Hospital in Dublin highly unsuitable.
The new €650m which is expected to be completed by 2020 has come in for strong criticism from a number of groups because the difficulties surrounding locating the new hospital at St James’s. A number of county councils across believe the new facility should be moved to a green field site off the M50 motorway in Blanchardstown.
Under the plans, the existing children’s hospitals in Crumlin, Temple Street and Tallaght will shut, with staff transferred to the new city centre location.