Phoenix Hospital in Dublin has been opened for business after being the subject of a bid by Dublin’s City Council.
The €2m hospital is one of a number of major hospital projects in Dublin that are being reviewed by Dublin City Council as part of its drive to build a new city-wide transport network and to improve health services.
The hospital, which opened in April, will house a range of new services, including a new trauma centre, emergency department and intensive care unit, as well as a new outpatient and mental health centre.
Its predecessor hospital, the Phoenix Community Hospital, was closed last year following the outbreak of the pandemic in 2014.
However, the city council’s plans to expand its network of five new hospitals, including the Phoenix Hospital, is being backed by Mayor of Dublin Galway Leo Varadkar.
The mayor said the project was part of the city’s bid to attract new business to the city.
“This project is one example of the City Council’s drive to deliver better quality health and social care services to our people,” he said.
The city council plans to spend €1.6m on the construction of the new hospital and has also commissioned a study to analyse the impact of its closure on health outcomes.”
We want to see that the future of Phoenix Hospital will be as an excellent and dynamic health and mental wellbeing facility.”
The city council plans to spend €1.6m on the construction of the new hospital and has also commissioned a study to analyse the impact of its closure on health outcomes.
The council has also committed €500,000 to the construction and operating of a new paediatrics unit.
Mayor Varadarai said he was pleased to see the construction was now progressing.
“We’ve been looking at a number that are coming up that we think could be a real game changer,” he told The Irish Sun.
“I think this is a great development and one that has a lot of potential to make a big difference in terms of improving our health outcomes.”