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I was recently involved (2015 - 2016) in the construction of the new children's hospital in Perth, Western Australia.
These type of projects (new build children's hospitals) are very rare world-wide, so people were talking about the Dublin hospital at that stage.
The cost of that project was AUD1.2b which is approx EUR760m.

Now this hospital was state of the art; with one of the best operating theatres in the world with 12 multi use theatres(all hospitals, not just children's). There are 298 beds, 75% single rooms; parent's beds in each room; fully robotised pharmacy; 3,500m2 green space; parent accommodation suite etc

All of this was built in Perth, one of the most isolated cities in the world.

Looking at the link provided by highorlow the specs seem to be higher, but not overly so. 380 beds (single rooms, in-parent accomm); 18 OTs; etc.

Irrespective of tendering model, it looks like we are not getting value for money.

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« Last post by Rossfan on Today at 02:05:51 AM »
Maybe it's time Kevin startedxs3nding his lads out to play football instead if the nasty stuff.
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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« Last post by cadhlancian on Today at 12:56:59 AM »
14-0 Pats at the half... didnít see that coming
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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« Last post by GalwayBayBoy on Today at 12:06:30 AM »
FBD retained, good attitude and organisation in defence by our boys, took no crap from Galway who had a lot of wides .
Hopefully now that we have someone managing and organising  the team the 4-24 days are over.

However it's only th'oul FBD and will be forgotten about by 7.15 next Saturday when the real League starts.
Galway probably have their eyes and focus set on July and August whereas we have to take it one day at a time.
Hope the lads listen back to the RT… radio panel today who have us hot favourites for relegation.


If either team lose next sat that team will be hit favorite for relegation.

Definitely so,would be a tad worried about galway after today's performance,maybe enough credit is not been given to roscommon and the way they defended and tackled in swarms.They were way sharper especially in the first half.Newly promoted teams always have a little extra done and this is why galway and mayo should be on guard next weekend.looking forward to it though.
"newly promoted teams have a little extra done" Galway started back in mid October, Roscommons first get together under Cunningham was not until the first weekend of December.
Well if that is true we are truly fecked on the 16th march !!😁

For what itís worth Kevin Walsh was on the radio afterwards saying they are a good bit behind where they were this time last year.

I have low enough expectations for the league to be honest. Survive and move on. Hopefully.
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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2019
« Last post by cornetto on January 20, 2019, 11:59:07 PM »
FBD retained, good attitude and organisation in defence by our boys, took no crap from Galway who had a lot of wides .
Hopefully now that we have someone managing and organising  the team the 4-24 days are over.

However it's only th'oul FBD and will be forgotten about by 7.15 next Saturday when the real League starts.
Galway probably have their eyes and focus set on July and August whereas we have to take it one day at a time.
Hope the lads listen back to the RT… radio panel today who have us hot favourites for relegation.


If either team lose next sat that team will be hit favorite for relegation.

Definitely so,would be a tad worried about galway after today's performance,maybe enough credit is not been given to roscommon and the way they defended and tackled in swarms.They were way sharper especially in the first half.Newly promoted teams always have a little extra done and this is why galway and mayo should be on guard next weekend.looking forward to it though.
"newly promoted teams have a little extra done" Galway started back in mid October, Roscommons first get together under Cunningham was not until the first weekend of December.
Well if that is true we are truly fecked on the 16th march !!😁
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It's in Dublin.
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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« Last post by magpie seanie on January 20, 2019, 11:38:17 PM »
Scandalous no call. I can't understand how it wasn't called. Even by the standards of playoffs refereeing, it was blatant. Terrible that it cost the Saints the game.
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General discussion / Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Last post by highorlow on January 20, 2019, 11:37:26 PM »
Fair play to Lowry.

Even better is Conor Purcellís win in the Australian Amateur Open though.
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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« Last post by David McKeown on January 20, 2019, 11:29:14 PM »
Decided by a ban non call. Shame. Two very good teams. Rams will be hard to beat.
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General discussion / Re: American Sports Thread
« Last post by Capt Pat on January 20, 2019, 11:27:38 PM »
Rams win it with a 57 yard field goal in overtime. It should never have got that far.
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