Transfer of Rotunda Hospital

Today I met with the Master of the Rotunda Hospital, which is one of the oldest maternity hospital in Europe.

The future plan for the Rotunda Hospital is that it should move to the campus and grounds of Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. However to achieve this, Government needs to get its act together now and bring forward all of the detailed planning structures to provide for the move and to provide funding for the move.

At the moment, services at the Rotunda Hospital are seriously overcrowded. I support the proposal by the Hospital, that in the interim before the move, an intensive upgrade of the Intensive Care Unit is badly needed. This is so important to the health and lives of mothers and babies.