Health Minister Urged To Explain Workings Of New Maternity Hospital

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There are calls for the Minister for Health to explain to the Dáil how the ownership of the new National Maternity Hospital will work.

Simon Harris has insisted the Government won’t go ahead with the project – on lands owned by the Sisters of Charity – unless he’s convinced it’ll be free of religious interference.

He’s dismissed claims that the nuns will be running the hospital and says he’s written to the HSE to make sure the State’s interest is fully protected.


However Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson for Health Billy Kelleher still has a number of concerns