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    Lumpy Talbot Lumpy Talbot is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by HereWeGoAgain View Post
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    Patsy McGarry in the Irish Times:

    The Sisters of Charity are the shareholders of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group which the Department of Health said will be the “sole owner of the new hospital” which is to be built on a site at Elm Park in south Dublin.

    The relocation of the hospital from Holles Street to the St Vincent’s hospital campus involves the largest single investment ever made in maternity services in the State.

    …A department spokesman said the “autonomy of the national maternity hospital board will be underpinned by reserved powers to ensure clinical and operational independence, and the Minister for Health will hold the power to protect those reserved powers”


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    So it is to all depend on whether the Minister for Health is a religious nut or not?
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    The Minister with responsibility, Simon Harris.
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    What next. The Law Library given ownership of the Courts. Oh wait they already have that ...
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    Mr Harris doesn't even know how to spell 'lien' either so how he would expect to implement a 'lean' is another matter entirely.

    I think the Public Accounts Committee needs to hold a hearing on this lot as it cannot be in the public interest to have an organisation which owes the state 3 million euros and refuses to pay it actually be awarded ownership of a hospital to be built with public funds.

    What's next. Are they going to give Denis O'Brien a slice of the contracts around it as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reasunach View Post
    Only in Ireland could the Government even consider building a national maternity hospital on the grounds of a load of people who will never need to use it.

    And as if that wasn't enough what do they think they are doing, moving the national maternity hospital to grounds owned by the same congregation embroiled in a controversy over unpaid fees for redress for single mothers who they abused, enslaved, were embroiled in forced adoptions etc.

    Harris has said that the new hospital will be run independently. How? If the hospital is on their land then they own it. Or do they?

    The goverment should be using a compulsory purchase order for a nominal fee (€1) to take the land from this order in lieu of the millions that they owe to the redress scheme and then build a totally non religious hospital that NO church has any part in.
    CPO's are only for the little people who they think can't fight back ....
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    Harris says that the government would have a veto over any change in the way the hospital is run.

    The issue I want to know the answer to is whether the Sisters of Charity would effectively have a veto over any changes in the services provided by the hospital.
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    What really upset St Vincent’s have been the legitimate concerns raised in the media about a hospital group that is owned by an order of Catholic nuns taking control of the state’s national maternity hospital.

    Historically, the church’s grip on women’s wombs has produced some of the tawdriest and most tragic scandals of the Irish state.

    Think of the mass graves in Dublin’s High Park laundry and Tuam’s mother and baby home. Think of the mothers who had their pelvises sundered during symphysiotomy and the dying Savita Halappanavar being told she could not have her doomed pregnancy terminated because “this is a Catholic country”.

    The Religious Sisters of Charity ran three of the Magdalene laundries covered by the McAleese report, which catalogued the systemic indentured servitude of pregnant girls and women, and which led to Enda Kenny’s apology in the Dail.


    The nuns have refused to contribute to the state’s compensation scheme for the women. Meanwhile, St Vincent’s group receives over €200 million a year from the exchequer.


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    Whatever happened to compulsory purchase orders?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereWeGoAgain View Post


    The Minister without responsibility, Simon Harris.
    Fixed that for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lumpy Talbot View Post
    Mr Harris doesn't even know how to spell 'lien' either so how he would expect to implement a 'lean' is another matter entirely.

    I think the Public Accounts Committee needs to hold a hearing on this lot as it cannot be in the public interest to have an organisation which owes the state 3 million euros and refuses to pay it actually be awarded ownership of a hospital to be built with public funds.

    What's next. Are they going to give Denis O'Brien a slice of the contracts around it as well?

    He is seriously out of his depth on this one!
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