Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (215)

Mattie McGrath

Ceist:

215. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health the progress of the new national children's hospital; when it will become fully operational; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [20635/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The new children’s hospital capital project is progressing well. Excavation and other construction works on the main site such as piling, service diversions and building a utility tunnel for the campus are continuing. The temporary compound at Davitt Road is operational, the purpose of this compound is to store building materials and to allow for the controlled arrival of materials to the construction site, mitigating against potential traffic impacts.

Development is also well advanced on the two new paediatric outpatients and urgent care centres, one at Connolly Hospital and one at Tallaght Hospital.  Works at Connolly are progressing as scheduled, the entire concrete structure is substantially complete.  Works at Tallaght are also progressing with the decant and crèche works scheduled to be completed in mid-2018.  Main works on the paediatric outpatients and urgent care centre at Tallaght is expected to commence in September 2018.

The paediatric outpatients and urgent care centres at Connolly and Tallaght Hospitals are scheduled to open in mid 2019 and 2020 respectively followed by the new children’s hospital in late 2022.