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23-02-2017, 18:50   #16
 
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so another alternative could be to draft in Engineers from the Army if the building is deemed an emergency national requirement. Perhaps also a better use, than calling for them to attack rhododendrons at a national park.
I don't think that would be their area of expertise at all. In fact it sound like a terrible idea.

The hospital part I mean. Clearing the Rhodos is a pretty good idea tbf.
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The proposed €1 billion National Children’s Hospital in Dublin will be 'the most expensive children’s hospital to be built anywhere in the world', according to international data.

Interesting that recent comparable ones (Glasgow & Adelaide) feature robots for food and linen delivery, perhaps it will be cost saving after all?
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The proposed €1 billion National Children’s Hospital in Dublin will be 'the most expensive children’s hospital to be built anywhere in the world', according to international data.

Interesting that recent comparable ones (Glasgow & Adelaide) feature robots for food and linen delivery, perhaps it will be cost saving after all?

The unions won't like that at all.
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Well the Irish Times is thick, then.

The Adelaide Children's hospital has already cost more than double the projected cost, at €2.2 B already spent. For that they are getting 800 beds.

The Dublin children's hospital - if it only costs €1 B (highly unlikely) will provide 473 beds, so the cost is very comparable.

Try the new Apple spcaeship campus building. €4.7 B at €18,256 per sq meter, vs the DCH at €8,467 per sq meter.
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One Billion! Nice round figure! Could they not have said it was going to cost 969 million? At least it would have sounded like they weren't plucking figures from the sky!
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Cost has more than doubled from 400million in 2012 to 1 billion today.
All I want to know is what shower of thieving,greedy,corrupt and backhander specialists are the only ones who think they know best for the country.Another waste of mine and all our money.
It would be some country if someone with sense ran it.
So we are looking at 1.5 to 2bn in reality. Our govt is absolutely useless. So ineffective at meaningful change and good infrastructural delivery. But sure the economy is flying ehhhh!

Just look at all the children affected with scoliosis who cannot get treatment while these people dilly dally and take years to make a decision.
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Sounds like Room to improve, where the budget is never big enough.
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why it isn't being built on a greenfield site, i do not know
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why it isn't being built on a greenfield site, i do not know
Because a greenfield site doesn't have the level of public transport access nor co-location it would need.
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Hospital should be built out of the city for starters and have its own link road in and out.

I suppose they have the money from all the stealth taxes and property tax so they think oh great instead of getting rid of our debts they just want to add more.

Prison build is another important structure needed.
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Hospital should be built out of the city for starters and have its own link road in and out.

I suppose they have the money from all the stealth taxes and property tax so they think oh great instead of getting rid of our debts they just want to add more.

Prison build is another important structure needed.
How do people without cars access the hospital?
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Can I ask.... How do we as a country afford to spend millions on charitable cause in other countries and struggling to finance projects like this at home?

I know there's a huge difference in amounts there, and before anyone says anything this is not a 'we shouldn't be helping them when we cant help our own' kinda thing. I'm genuinely curious, is it that those donations are 'on paper' and don't get actually dished out for a number of years?

Surely for something like a hospital there has got to priority and if we have enough left over then we try help out others.... This is probably a stupid question, but I'm a bit clueless
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We as a society only need to look to ourselves, our families, our friends, our neighbours when we're trying to figure out why everything costs so much in ireland. Everyone is ripping everyone else off.
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Can I ask.... How do we as a country afford to spend millions on charitable cause in other countries and struggling to finance projects like this at home?

I know there's a huge difference in amounts there, and before anyone says anything this is not a 'we shouldn't be helping them when we cant help our own' kinda thing. I'm genuinely curious, is it that those donations are 'on paper' and don't get actually dished out for a number of years?

Surely for something like a hospital there has got to priority and if we have enough left over then we try help out others.... This is probably a stupid question, but I'm a bit clueless
I don't think we have any problem affording both.

We are a very rich country, despite what left whingers say.
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Because a greenfield site doesn't have the level of public transport access nor co-location it would need.
move the other hospital out too
how hard can it be to run a regular bus service to a new hospital?
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