Cystic Fibrosis Ireland welcomes progress on new children’s hospital
Philip Watt, CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland stated
'Cystic Fibrosis Ireland warmly welcomes the recent progress in developing a new children's hospital on the St James' Hospital campus in Dublin. One of the key ambitions of the new hospital is to provide a state of the art centre for children with Cystic Fibrosis that will replace the CF services currently provided in three hospitals- Tallaght, Crumlin and Temple Street Hospitals. Such a centre, when completed, will make a huge difference to children with CF in the greater Dublin area and beyond. We look forward to the opening of this badly needed new centre and we acknowledge the on-going efforts to consult with Cystic Fibrosis Ireland by Eilish Hardiman, CEO of the Children’s Hospital group and her team'
Philip Watt further stated that 'in focussing on services in Dublin it is important not to forget about paediatric services in other parts of the country, for example a new state of the art paediatric centre has long been promised in Cork University Hospital that will improve services to all children, including those with CF. This should also be seen as a national priority of equal merit'
10 August 2015