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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Editorial: Stop rowing -- and build our hospital

The prospect of the new national children's hospital being delayed by rows over location is quite shocking. The hospital was originally due to open in 2014, offering a world class facility to children and families at their most vulnerable.

Astonishingly, when we should be seeing work get under way, we have a situation whereby the debate between experts over whether or not a city centre site is suitable has opened up yet again.

Why on earth, after all the years of planning, has this issue not been decided and explained properly to the public?

The chairman of the board overseeing the development of the hospital recently resigned, causing even more concern among people who will ultimately be using this facility. How did it come to this?

It's beyond time that the Government show proper leadership on this matter and push on with this badly-needed project.

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