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Government decides the location for the new Children's Hospital

Posted on November 06, 2012 at 05:34 PM

Minister of State Alex White

Today the Government announced the location of the new Children's Hospital at St James's Hospital, representing the most important single building project in the State. The delivery of the National Children's Hospital was a key Labour commitment before the General Election and in the Programme for Government.

Funding for the project was ring-fenced by the Government last year and will pave the way for the construction of a hospital that will be of benefit to many future generations of children.

Minister Alex White said: "A building alone has no value without the health professionals to ensure the highest quality of care. This decision by Government will ensure the strongest possible concentration of clinical excellence being brought to bear on the treatment of sick children."

The new Children's Hospital is now urgently required. This Government is determined to ensure that it is delivered.

You can listen to a short audio from Junior Minister Alex White below.