Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (774)

Niall Collins

Question:

781 Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Health if he will confirm that consideration is being given to the submission by Tallaght hospital, Dublin 24, in respect of the location for the new children’s hospital; if he will also confirm when a decision will be made on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34762/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

As the Deputy will be aware, I established an independent Review Group to consider the implications of the decision of An Bord Pleanála, received on 23 February 2012, to reject the planning application for the proposed construction of a national paediatric hospital on the site of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital. The aim of the Review was to consider all the possible options for the earliest possible delivery of a new children's hospital. The Group has now presented its report to which I am giving careful consideration before bringing to Government.