Construction work is underway on the 4600m2 Paediatric Outpatient and Urgent Care Centre in Tallaght University Hospital and it is due to open in 2020.
The Centre will be built over three floors adjacent to the gable end of the existing adult hospital.
The X-ray department and some of the Outpatients clinics will be located on the ground floor along with the Urgent Care Centre, the remainder of the Outpatients clinics will be on the first floor with offices.
The Paediatric Outpatient & Urgent Care Centre at Connolly Hospital is due to open this summer. These two centres will support the new children’s hospital in the provision of high quality, safe, accessible and secondary paediatric care to children and young people who live in the Greater Dublin Area and will play a role in the delivery of the new model of care.
It is anticipated that that each of the OPDs will see 16,000 attendances and that each of the UCCs will see 25,000 attendances per annum.
Construction work on the new children’s hospital on a campus shared with St. James’s is progressing well with the structural concrete frame, walls, slabs and columns now above ground level in the most advanced areas. Basement excavation and piling are now substantially complete. The mechanical and electrical fit out of the basement plant areas will commence in Q2 2019.
The construction of the new children’s hospital on the St. James’s campus is due to be completed in the third quarter of 2022. This will be followed by a period of commissioning and it will open in 2023.