National Maternity Hospital: Doctor in charge of planning €300 million hospital steps down

Dublin Live

28 APR 2017

The doctor in charge of planning the €300 million National Maternity Hospital building has resigned from the project board.

Dr Chris Fitzpatrick stepped down from the board in support of Dr Peter Boylan who stepped down yesterday.

Boylan has been highly critical of the plan to give ownership of the new hospital to the Sisters of Charity, which owns the St Vincent’s site where the new NMH will be built.

Dr Fitzpatrick is the former master of the Coombe hospital and has compared the controversy to a row between the Catholic Church and minister for health Noël Browne over the Mother and Child Scheme in the 1950s.

According to the Irish Times, he said in his recognition letter that he shared Dr Boylan’s concerns about plans for the ownership of the hospital.

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