Intensive Care Unit opens at Our Lady's Hospital For Sick Children in Crumlin.
The new Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Our Lady's Children's Hospital was built at a cost of £320,000. The facility is to be used by children who need intensive care following major surgery and for people who suffer from acute conditions like cystic fibrosis and leukemia.
Minister for Health, Michael Woods, said there was a need for such a unit in the country's largest children's hospital. The minister praised the dedication and skill of the medical and nursing staff.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 February 1980. The reporter is Rowan Hand.