Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (346)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh


346. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Health the action that will be taken regarding Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin once the facilities have moved to the new national children's hospital. [46271/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Under the legislation establishing Children's Health Ireland, the boards of Crumlin and Temple Street hospitals voluntarily transferred their assets and liabilities to the new entity. As such, the Crumlin hospital campus has transferred to Children's Health Ireland. On completion of the new children's hospital on the campus shared with St James's and the two paediatric outpatient urgent care centres at Connolly in Blanchardstown and Tallaght Hospital, paediatric services will no longer be provided at the Crumlin and Temple Street sites.

The HSE entered into Memoranda of Understanding with Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and Temple Street Children’s University Hospital to ensure that the State’s investment to date in the hospitals is protected when the paediatric services are transferred to the new children’s hospital. Future uses for the Crumlin site has not yet been determined.