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Collaboration by Congregations

For more than two decades, during a period of financial stringency, the board of the Children's Hospital sought a suitable location upon which to develop a new children's hospital whilst still serving the north inner city catchment area in which it is based.

In the mid-1990s, with the encouragement of the Secretary-General of the Department of Health and Children, the two religious congregations agreed to an innovative plan whereby the Sisters of Mercy would "swap" their trusteeship of St. Michael's Hospital on the southside of the city (where the Sisters of Charity own and run the renowned St. Vincent's hospital) for the trusteeship of the Children's Hospital. Thus, the Sisters of Charity now operate two major public hospitals on the southside of Dublin City whilst the Sisters of Mercy hold responsibility for the two northside Catholic hospitals.

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