Model of the new National Maternity Hospital
Patsy McGarry, in The Irish Times, reports:
A religious congregation which has failed to date to provide its share of funds to a redress scheme for institutional abuse victims, is to be given ownership of the new €300 million State-funded National Maternity Hospital.
The Sisters of Charity are the shareholders of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group which the Department of Health said will be the “sole owner of the new hospital” which is to be built on a site at Elm Park in south Dublin.
The relocation of the hospital from Holles Street to the St Vincent’s hospital campus involves the largest single investment ever made in maternity services in the State.
…A department spokesman said the “autonomy of the national maternity hospital board will be underpinned by reserved powers to ensure clinical and operational independence, and the Minister for Health will hold the power to protect those reserved powers”.
Previously: ‘In The Interests Of Patient Safety’
@SimonHarrisTD That’s all lovely Simon, but you still haven’t answered my question and you’re not going to, are you 😉 (And now I’m *really* curious…)
— Marian Keyes (@MarianKeyes) April 18, 2017