Dáil debates

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

2:35 pm

Photo of Enda KennyEnda Kenny (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Mayo, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

This is a building that will not be finished until 2021. Last year's estimate in respect of the cost of the project was €650 million. It will be four years hence before the facility will be completed. My understanding is that a very significant experienced committee will meet and carefully monitor that fixed price contract. We hope it will serve the children of the island of Ireland for the next 50 years.

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Aaron Daly
Posted on 16 Feb 2017 8:34 pm (Report this comment)

Poor access

Restricted site

Below average parking spaces

The most expensive option (and least advantageous )

No Adjoined Maternity Hospital, not even planning applied for

The public reject St James

1.2bn for a new Hospital and the Coast Guard helicopter cannot use helipad

Remind me of the benefits again???


Solution - Move it to Connolly, build a world class hospital in a green field environment, with better access for the patients that will be coming from ALL OF IRELAND. Upgrade the adult hospital to a level 1 trauma centre and build the new maternity hospital (with the savings) on site. Plenty of room for good parking and facilities for staff and patients. loads of room for future expansion..

Its time for some common sense, listen to the thousands of families like mine that have been opposing St James from the Moment it was announced. We warned of the problems including cost overruns from day one!

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