Faculty of Paediatrics disappointed by decision on National Paediatric Hospital

The Faculty of Paediatrics is extremely disappointed at the planning decision by An Bord Pleanála.

The Board of the Faculty said, “Any delay in building a National Paediatric Hospital will have direct consequences for the quality of care for sick children in Ireland. By its very nature, a national paediatric hospital requires a substantial building to accommodate all the elements that are essential for high-quality paediatric care.”

The Faculty of Paediatrics has strongly supported the creation of a National Paediatric Hospital since it was recommended in the McKinsey “Children’s Health first” report in 2006. It actively participated in the independent external review of the project last summer.

The Faculty of Paediatrics now calls on all stakeholders involved in this project to resolve this issue as a matter of urgency. All Irish children will suffer as a direct consequence of any delay in building a National Paediatric Hospital.

For further information please contact

Aoife Ní Mhaitiú, Communications Executive

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Phone 01 8639 770, 085 850 0080