Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ceisteanna (207)

Louise O'Reilly

Ceist:

207. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health his future plans for the site of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin; if the hospital will remain in use within the public health system; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51952/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.