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Our Ref: 29N.

PA0043
P.A.Reg.Ref:
Your Ref:

Mark Dunne
51 Fawn Lodge
Castleknock
Dublin 15
D15 A367
6th October 2015

Re: Health Infrastructure Development comprising National Paediatric


Hospital, Innovation Centre and Family Accommodation Unit at St
James' Hospital Campus, Satellite Centres at Tallaght & Connolly
Hospitals and Construction Compound at Davitt Road, Dublin.
Dear Sir,
An Bord Pleamila has received your recent submission in relation to the above mentioned proposed development and will
take it into consideration in its determination of the matter. A receipt for the fee lodged is enclosed.

The Board will revert to you in due course with regard to the matter.
Please be advised that copies of all submissions I observations received in relation to the application will be made
available for public inspection at the offices of Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and South Dublin County
Council and at the offices of An Bord Pleanala when they have been processed by the Board.
If you have any queries in the meantime please contact the undersigned officer of the Board. Please quote the above
mentioned An Bord Pleanala reference number in any correspondence or telephone contact with the Board.
Yours faithfully,

eran Somers
cutive Officer
Direct Line:Ol-8737107

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An Bord Pleamlla

Your Ref:

Paul O'Neill
National Paediatric Hospital Development Board
C/0 G.V.A. Planning & Regeneration
Floor 2, Seagrave House
19-20 Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
5th October 2015

Re: Health Infrastructure Development comprising National Paediatric


Hospital, Innovation Centre and Family Accommodation Unit at St
James' Hospital Campus, Satellite Centres at Tallaght & Connolly
Hospitals and Construction Compound at Davitt Road, Dublin.
Dt>.ar Sir,
Enclosed for your information is a copy of submission(s) received by the Board in relation to the above mentioned
proposed development.
If you have any queries in relation to the matter please contact the undersib'lled officer of the Board.
Please quote the above mentioned An Bord Pleamila reference number in any correspondence or telephone contact with
the Board.
Yours faithfully,

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Our Ref: 29N.PA0043


P.A.Reg.Ref:

An Bord Pleamila

Your Ref:

Chief Executive Officer


Dublin City Council
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8
5th October 2015

Re: Health Infrastructure Development comprising National Paediatric


Hospital, Innovation Centre and Family Accommodation Unit at St
James' Hospital Campus, Satellite Centres at Tallaght & Connolly
Hospitals and Construction Compound at Davitt Road, Dublin.
Dear Sir/Madam,
Enclosed for your information are two copies of submissions received by the Board in relation to the above mentioned
proposed development.
Please ensure that a copy of each submission is available for public inspection at the offices of the planning authority.
If you have any queries in relation to this matter please contact the undersigned officer of the Board. Please quote the
above mentioned An Bord Pleamlla reference numberin any correspondence or telephone contact with the Board.
Yours faithfully,

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Chief Executive Officer


Fingal County Council
County Hall
Main Street
Swords
County Dublin
5th October 2015

Re: Health Infrastructure Development comprising National Paediatric


Hospital, Innovation Centre and Family Accommodation Unit at St
James' Hospital Campus, Satellite Centres at Tallaght & Connolly
Hospitals and Construction Compound at Davitt Road, Dublin.
Dear Sir/Madam,
Enclosed for your information are two copies of submissions received by the Board in relation to the above mentioned
proposed development.
Please ensure that a copy of each submission is available for public inspection at the offices of the planning authority.
If you have any queries in relation to this matter please contact the undersigned officer of the Board. Please quote the
above mentioned An Bord Pleam1la reference number in any correspondence or telephone contact with the Board.
Yours faithfully,

l~cutive~~
ran Somers
Officer
Direct Line:Ol-8737107

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Chief Executive Officer


South Dublin County Council
County Hall
Tallaght
Dublin 24
5th October 2015
Re: Health Infrastructure Development comprising National Paediatric

Hospital, Innovation Centre and Family Accommodation Unit at St


James' Hospital Campus, Satellite Centres at Tallaght & Connolly
Hospitals and Construction Compound at Davitt Road, Dublin.
Dear Sir/Madam,
Enclosed for your information are two copies of submissions received by the Board in relation to the above mentioned
proposed development.
Please ensure that a copy of each submission is available for public inspection at the offices of the planning authority.
If you have any queries in relation to this matter please contact the undersigned officer of the Board. Please quote the
above mentioned An Bord Pleamila reference number in any correspondence or telephone contact with the Board.
Yours faithfully,

ran Somers
cutive Officer
Direct Line:O 1-8 73 7107
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1st October 2015
An Bord Pleanala
64Marlborough St
Dublin 1
Re: The National Paediatric Hospital planning application at StJames's Hospital
case reference: PL29N.PA0043
Submission from:
Fee enclosed:
Address for correspondence:

Mark Dunne
50
51 Fawn Lodge
Castleknock
Dublin DlS A367

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My name is Mark Dunne. I wish to make the following points regarding my concerns
about the proposed development of the National Paediatric Hospital (NPH) on the St
James's Hospital Campus in Dublin 8.
A NATIONAL Hospital
This hospital will be the only hospital serving the seriously ill children from all over
Ireland, 75% of whom live outside the MSO. It also will serve the secondary care
needs of children in the Greater Dublin Area, of whom more than half live outside
the MSO.
Access
Almost all (around 90%) children are brought to hospital by car. We believe that the
site at the James Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown offers better access
for children travelling by car. Lying just off the MSO/N3 exit it is not in a trafficclogged metropolis. I know that even now, it can take 45 minutess to exit the St
James's site at rush-hour. The approach roads are single lane and congested. One
need only arrange a small remote controlled drone at a very little cost, to fly over
this area to view proof of the awful congestion situation that exists around the area.
If a parent is attempting to access the hospital with a child with life-threatening
symptoms such as meningococcal meningitis, then a delay of even 10 minutes can
put the child's life at risk.
Parking
In July 2015 a national newspaper carried an article urging staff to use public
transport to get to work at St James's. I know that it is the policy of Dublin City
Council to discourage cars in the city and that no extra parking will be provided on
the StJames's Campus over the coming years. The logical solution is don't force
families with sick children to have to come into the city by having the hospital there.
Helicopter Access
The recent establishment of a permanent Emergency Aeromedical Support (EAS)
service is a most welcome development in Ireland. EAS is now an essential part of

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the prehospital emergency response. It has offered seriously ill and injured people
living in remote areas timely access to high quality critical care. As recommended by
an expert group, all future acute hospital developments must include provision for a
ground helipad. The helipad in the proposed NPH is located on the roof of the 4 t h
floor and can't accommodate a coast guard helicopter. No space for helicopter
access at ground level will result in the hospital failing in its duty of care to seriously
ill children.
Space
St James's campus is a long narrow campus of 49 acres, 10 of which are owned on
leasehold by Trinity College. It is difficult to see how a large adult hospital, a large
children's hospital and a full maternity hospital can be squeezed into the remaining
space and leave room for the future expansion which all these hospitals inevitably
will need. It seems crazy that this can be considered the best site for a newbuild
21st century children's hospital.
Maternity
The children's doctors keep telling us that it is much more important for a children's
hospital to be colocated with a maternity hospital than with an adult hospital, so
that our sick new born children can get immediate attention when they need it.
There is no obvious space on the St James's site for a maternity hospital and
planning permission for a maternity hospital has not been sought. An Bard Pleanahi
should not give planning permission for a children's hospital ahead of planning being
granted for a maternity hospital. To do so will compromise the care of Ireland's
newborn babies who after all are meant to have the same rights as adult citizens.
Environment
Nature is required for healing. Everyone needs access to outdoor space, including
sick children, their parents and brothers, sisters, friends and family pets who visit. It
seems very shortsighted that a site u ith_ _nn rn n , ........u ....... ~ ,
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promoted as the best available site.
AN BORO PLEANALA
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The Connolly site, Blanchardstown
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A NATIONAL hospital
Good access
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Unlimited parking
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Ground helipad
Significant expansion space {it is 145 acres)
Rotunda hospital scheduled to re-locate there
Superb parkland environment
low planning risk
Better, Cheaper, Quicker to build at Connolly

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