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# Children's Hospital

Last month
August 2023
No agreed completion date for new children's hospital, says Donnelly
The board for the project is refusing to accept the contractor’s revised date, after it said it would not meet the most recent deadline of May 2024.
This year
Children's Hospital contractor 'needs to step up' and deliver project on time, says minister
The contractor is pushing out the handover date from March to May 2024, says the minister.
No opposition to motion calling for new Children's Hospital to be named after Dr Kathleen Lynn
The Government will ultimately make the call on what the new hospital will be called.
Last year
Dublin children's hospitals operator warns facilities in the capital are 'under extreme pressure'
The CHI operator said that staff at children’s hospitals are going ‘above the call of duty’ to care for sick children
Taoiseach tours National Children's Hospital as construction reaches 80% completion
The hospital should be fully operational by the end of 2024.
All time
BAM called on to stop construction on National Children's Hospital site
Paul Murphy said that “They are putting the workers in danger by continuing to operate at the site”.
'Theoretically, things could cost anything': Children's hospital chairman says costs could increase more
The Public Accounts Committee met in the Oireachtas today.
Taoiseach accused of 'window dressing exercise' as HSE spending plan announced
Leo Varadkar insisted some politicians had been “scaremongering” over the children’s hospital overspend.
Calls for children's urgent care centre at Connolly hospital to open until midnight
The Department of Health has said the opening hours of the new unit have not yet been finalised.
PWC report finds 'series of weaknesses' in planning and execution of National Children's Hospital
A figure of €983 million for the development has skyrocketed since 2017.
Top civil servant says you can't compare how Dermot Bannon delivers projects to that of the children's hospital
The government is going to stop accepting ‘guesstimates’ for large-scale projects.
Sec Gen accused of calling committee 'a mob', Robert Watt says he didn't recall and did not mean to offend
Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane said there is a level of contempt being shown to Oireachtas committees.
Secretary General Robert Watt accused of 'playing games' with Oireachtas committees
Calls have been made by a number of committees for Watt to appear before them to outline DEPR’s role in the children’s hospital project.
Majority of people think construction contract for Children's Hospital should be re-tendered
Health Minister Simon Harris said at the weekend that the Government will not re-tender the project.
Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris?
Fianna Fáil TDs have reportedly been urged by the party whip to attend the vote tomorrow evening.
'I sincerely apologise': Harris tells Dáil he should have given further detail on children's hospital costs
Harris is facing a motion of no confidence from Sinn Féin next week.
Harris to apologise over children's hospital overrun as Sinn Féin denies wanting to trigger election
Fianna Fáil has said it won’t support a potential no-confidence motion in the health minister.
Varadkar has 'total confidence' in health minister Harris over children's hospital overrun
Fianna Fáil TD Thomas Byrne has said his party will not call for Harris’ resignation.
Poll: Should Simon Harris resign over the Children's Hospital cost overrun?
Harris is being criticised for not briefing members of Cabinet in August, when he was first informed of possible increased costs.
'Omnishambles': Call for Harris to be fired over children's hospital overrun but he says he 'behaved appropriately'
Documents show Harris was informed in August that the budget for the hospital could overrun by €391 million.
Chairperson of National Children's Hospital project board steps down
Tom Costello has been involved with the project for six years.
Children's hospital review stops short of 'assigning blame' but Harris says people will be held to account
A review into the rising costs of the new children’s hospital will not assign any blame to individuals.
'It's so badly needed': Harris defends development of children's hospital despite rising costs
Minister for Health Simon Harris appeared before the Health Committee this afternoon.
Children's hospital costs controversy: Officials deny 'catastrophic failure of management'
The rise in costs have been described as ‘disturbing’.
Gardaí called about thefts at Crumlin's children's hospital 17 times in two years
Gardaí were called to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin regarding theft allegations SEVENTEEN times since November 2016.
Taoiseach can't say if anyone will be held to account over children's hospital overspend
It’s emerged the budget for the new hospital may cost more than €1.433 billion.
Next years health capital budget will be raided because of ballooning costs of new children's hospital
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said the new children’s hospital may cost even more than its latest €1.433 billion price tag.
The department of play: How Irish hospitals help children feel calm and safe during their stays
Temple Street and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin both have designated play specialists to care for the children.
'We're terrified': Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis
One mother spoke to about the battle her child with Cystic Fibrosis has faced.
'I waited in A&E with my 5-week-old baby for 36 hours'
The Children’s Hospital Group said there has been an increase in young children and infants presenting with the flu and respiratory infections.
Meet the dogs helping to cheer up sick children in Temple Street hospital
They take their jobs VERY seriously.
Dublin councillors sign letter calling for children's hospital to be named after 1916 veteran
Last month it was announced that the hospital near St James’s will be called Phoenix Children’s Health.
Appeal over fire safety regulations of new children's hospital was made 'with an eye towards costs'
It was reported yesterday that the board had appealed three conditions imposed on the hospital.
Harris announces plans for single body to run 'secular' new National Children's Hospital
The new hospital, approved for construction in April, will integrate the services of the three children’s hospitals in Dublin.
'It's totally unacceptable': Over 650 children left on hospital trolleys so far this year
Over 1,000 children are expected to wait for a bed this year.
Residents who claimed their properties were damaged by children's hospital construction settle case
No details of the settlement agreement were revealed in open court and the terms of the resolution are confidential.
Judge wants mediation for residents who claim their houses were damaged by children's hospital works
They are seeking orders including an injunction preventing works being done.
Pest company called to St James's Hospital more than 100 times in last two years
Among the many different pests encountered on the hospital’s campus in recent times were ants, cockroaches, mice, pigeons, and woodlice.
Rural TDs say sick children will be left stranded in Dublin traffic if new children's hospital goes ahead
The cost of the new children’s hospital is expected to exceed €1 billion.
'It's never too late to do the right thing': Children's hospital controversy rumbles on
There is still large opposition to the new hospital being built at the St James’s site in the city centre.