DIT site ‘close to ideal’ for hospital

“A proposal to locate the national children’s hospital on the extensive Grangegorman site in Dublin 7 is being backed by the city council’s former chief planning officer, Pat McDonnell …” (more)

[Frank McDonald, Irish Times, 15 May]

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One Response to “DIT site ‘close to ideal’ for hospital”

  1. Andy Maguire Says:

    As the former Head of The National Institute for Transport & Logistics, I think my opinion has validity in relation to the location of the needed Children’s Hospital. By using the logic of the past city manager, the Eastern Regional Health Board’s buildings and land at Dr. Steeven’s Hospital’s is the optimal site.
    – It is under the ownership of the HSE with no land transfer required. (Grangegorman is under the control of The GDA, not the HSE.)
    – It’s location is more central and accessable than Grangegorman. In fact, it would be hard to find a more accessible site for the citizens of Dublin and whole the island.
    – The site has an existing world class infrastructural access with near zero investment required. (Grangegorman will need considerable investment in improving access).
    – In terms of access and closeness to a large health facility, St. James’ is closer to Dr. Steeven’s in comparison to The Mater and Grangegorman.

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