The new €1bn national children’s hospital is unlikely to be called ‘Phoenix’ after a row over its name, according to Health Minister Simon Harris.
The hospital, which is currently being constructed on the campus of St James’s Hospital, was recently christened Phoenix Children’s Hospital Ireland.
But the threat of legal action from a similarly named hospital in the US state of Arizona has prompted a review.
Mr Harris said yesterday the name was likely to be changed before he brought forward underpinning its legal status early next year – but had no new suggestions yesterday.
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He was speaking as the European Investment Bank announced that it would provide a loan of €490m to support construction of the hospital, due to open in 2022. Two satellite centres are also being built.
Mr Harris said: “This hospital has been long talked about, it is great to see construction under way.”