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Campaign to save Crumlin Children’s Hospital will go on – Ó Snodaigh

12 October, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Responding to the start of a planning process for the new National Children’s Hospital today Dublin South Central Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh said many questions remain unanswered about the illogical decision to site the new hospital near the Mater Hospital.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh also said that today was a sad day for Crumlin Children’s Hospital and called on people to support Sinn Féin in its campaign to keep the hospital open.

Speaking today Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“Many questions remain unanswered regarding the illogical decision to site the new hospital in the City Centre near the Mater Hospital.

“One of the original backers of the plan, Doctor Maurice Nelligan, who passed away sadly last week, had earlier this year come out against the plan to site the hospital at the Matter.

“And just last week the Chairperson of the new hospital’s development board Philip Lynch mysteriously resigned his position with the Minister remaining tight lipped on the reasons why.

“Today is a sad day for Crumlin Children’s Hospital but the campaign to oppose its closure will continue and I would call on the public to support the efforts of Sinn Féin and others who have been lobbying, campaigning and protesting in support of Crumlin for many years now.” ENDS

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