On July 20th 2016, it was announced that BAM contractors were the successful tenderers for the first phase of the construction of the new Children’s Hospital. The new children’s hospital is being built on the 50 acre campus shared with St. James’s Hospital in Dublin 8. Construction equipment has now arrived on site and enabling works have commenced.
The new children’s hospital will be tri-located with an adult teaching hospital (St James’s Hospital) and, in due course, with a maternity hospital (when the Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital is relocated to the campus, as announced by Government in June 2015). Tri-location of paediatric, adult and maternity services on the same campus is recognised internationally as the optimal configuration to support improved clinical outcomes for infants, children, young people and adults.
The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board (NPHDB) is committed to being good neighbours during the construction phase of the new children’s hospital by keeping residents and businesses informed throughout the process.
In addition to ‘drop-in’ information sessions at the F2 Centre in Rialto, NPHDB has developed a handout to share information with the community about the project and to answer the questions that are being raised through their website “www.newchildrenshospital.ie”. BAM construction have also introduced a dedicated 24/7 telephone number for residents and they can be contacted on 01 531 1110.
There will be regular information sessions throughout the construction of the hospital and NPHDB will inform residents in advance of these sessions. The NPHDB information centre in Rialto is also open from 2pm until 5.30pm every Friday or by private appointment.
Please find a link to the Information Handout here.