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#Children's Hospital

# childrens-hospital - Monday 2 September, 2019

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.

# childrens-hospital - Monday 15 July, 2019

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.

# childrens-hospital - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

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.

# childrens-hospital - Thursday 7 March, 2019

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 Children's Hospital This post contains videos

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.

# childrens-hospital - Thursday 21 February, 2019

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.

# childrens-hospital - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

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.

# childrens-hospital - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Poll: Should the Dáil vote for confidence in Health Minister Simon Harris? This post contains a poll

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.

# childrens-hospital - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

'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.

# childrens-hospital - Sunday 10 February, 2019

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.

# childrens-hospital - Friday 8 February, 2019

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? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

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.

# childrens-hospital - Thursday 7 February, 2019

'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.

# childrens-hospital - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Chairperson of National Children's Hospital project board steps down

Tom Costello has been involved with the project for six years.

# childrens-hospital - Friday 1 February, 2019

# childrens-hospital - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

'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.

# childrens-hospital - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Children's hospital costs controversy: Officials deny 'catastrophic failure of management'

The rise in costs have been described as ‘disturbing’.

# childrens-hospital - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

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.

# childrens-hospital - Monday 24 December, 2018

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.

# childrens-hospital - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

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.

# childrens-hospital - Saturday 31 March, 2018

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.

# childrens-hospital - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'We're terrified': Parents of sick children to hold vigil outside Crumlin hospital over trolley crisis

One mother spoke to TheJournal.ie about the battle her child with Cystic Fibrosis has faced.

# childrens-hospital - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

'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.

# childrens-hospital - Monday 25 December, 2017

Meet the dogs helping to cheer up sick children in Temple Street hospital

They take their jobs VERY seriously.

# childrens-hospital - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

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.

# childrens-hospital - Monday 23 October, 2017

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.

# childrens-hospital - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

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.

# childrens-hospital - Sunday 20 August, 2017

'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.

# childrens-hospital - Friday 28 July, 2017

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.

# childrens-hospital - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

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.

# childrens-hospital - Sunday 16 April, 2017

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.

# childrens-hospital - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

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.

# childrens-hospital - Thursday 16 February, 2017

'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.

# childrens-hospital - Saturday 24 December, 2016

Is the rate of toy-thefts from Crumlin children's hospital on the rise?

Gardaí were called to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin regarding theft allegations FOURTEEN times over the past 16 months.

# childrens-hospital - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

PHOTOS: Famous faces bring Christmas cheer to Crumlin Children's Hospital This post contains images

PHOTOS: Famous faces bring Christmas cheer to Crumlin

Over 100 children will spend Christmas Day in the hospital.

# childrens-hospital - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Children's hospital costs like a 'runaway train' as they rocket to €1bn

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the debate about where the new children’s hospital should be built is “finished”.

# childrens-hospital - Friday 28 October, 2016

Unannounced inspections at children's hospital found 'high-risk' uncleanliness

“Multiple surfaces within the wards inspected were dusty and these included bed undercarriages, chairs and examination couches.”

# childrens-hospital - Thursday 4 August, 2016

Temple Street Hospital emergency department to reopen at 6pm after power supply issues

A second generator will be installed by 6pm tonight.

# childrens-hospital - Saturday 30 April, 2016

What the children’s hospital tells us about public sector decision-making

In planning the project, political expediency and complacency took precedence over the actual needs of children, writes Aaron McKenna.

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