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Decentralising some of Dublin's Hospital Capacity to a new North Side Satellite Town

Hans Von Horn

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The Health Care sector is challenged to attract and retain suitable qualified and experienced Staff. Part of the solution is offering good opportunities for further Training and Study, as well as embracing Family Friendly Working Practices.

Housing and Rent cost as well as commuting time is a huge factor too that undermines the value of a salary.

Houses are much cheaper outside Dublin. Such an initiative could half the cost of housing health care workers. It could also release a lot of homes in Dublin.

Building a Major Hospital 20 miles outside Dublin and co-locating along side a new Medical School could solve the problem at a stroke. The Patients could commute to the Hospital.

While there would be objections there would be little sympathy for whingers moving form a high cost housing location to a cheaper one. The economy of the new town would be secure and could scale to about 100,000 people.


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Makes perfect sense to look into it...but can't you hear the multitudes screaming I do'nt want to live near Loughshinny by the Sea etc. There seems to be a large group that would just keep building stuff in Dublin even though there is no housing or room for most of the people they need.

Has any elected member of goc circus brought this up...ever. The idea of a large medical campus and all the associated services that would follow may be the way to go plus the fresh sea air and all the goodness that entails....which is why they voted to have the kiddies hospital in the sgey, smoggy, traffic congested St. James.

Does it make you wonder.
 

ruserious

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Be cheaper long term to offer public servants a Dublin allowance or bring back rent tax credits.
 

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Be cheaper long term to offer public servants a Dublin allowance or bring back rent tax credits.
Why offer Public Servants anything?
 

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ruserious

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What kind of services rendered? Aren't they paid?
Just like the private sector, much of whom pay higher wages to staff based in Dublin than elsewhere. Why shouldn't the PS follow suit? They do in most countries.
 

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Just like the private sector, much of whom pay higher wages to staff based in Dublin than elsewhere. Why shouldn't the PS follow suit? They do in most countries.
Why not reduce the cost base for workers living in Dublin? Additional allowances would be wasteful, would end up being be paid to people who own their homes without mortgages marry partners with homes inherit homes etc. The allowance would simply drive higher prices. A silly idea entirely.
 

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Why not reduce the cost base for workers living in Dublin? Additional allowances would be wasteful, would end up being be paid to people who own their homes without mortgages marry partners with homes inherit homes etc. The allowance would simply drive higher prices. A silly idea entirely.
Could limit the Dublin allowance to certain lower grades.
 

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